witenagemot


wi·te·na·ge·mot

noun \ˈwi-tə-nə-gə-ˌmōt, -yə-ˌmōt\

Definition of WITENAGEMOT

:  an Anglo-Saxon council made up of a varying number of nobles, prelates, and influential officials and convened from time to time to advise the king on administrative and judicial matters

Variants of WITENAGEMOT

wi·te·na·ge·mot or wi·te·na·ge·mote \ˈwi-tə-nə-gə-ˌmōt, -yə-ˌmōt\

Origin of WITENAGEMOT

Old English witena gemōt, from witena (genitive plural of wita sage, adviser) + gemōt gemot
First Known Use: before 12th century

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