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Sanhedrin

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noun San·he·drin \san-ˈhe-drən, sän-; san-ˈhē-, ˈsa-nə-\

Definition of Sanhedrin

  1. :  the supreme council and tribunal of the Jews during postexilic times headed by a High Priest and having religious, civil, and criminal jurisdiction



Origin of sanhedrin

Late Hebrew sanhedhrīn (gĕdhōlāh) (great) Sanhedrin, from Greek synedrion council, from synedros sitting in council, from syn- + hedra seat — more at sit


First Known Use: 1588


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