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witenagemot

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

Definition of witenagemot

  1. :  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

or wi·te·na·ge·mote play \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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