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
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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