Gerousia

noun

Ge·​rou·​sia
variants or less commonly Gerusia
jə̇ˈrüzh(ē)ə
plural -s
1
: a council of elders in ancient Greece
specifically : the Spartan senate
2
: sanhedrin

Word History

Etymology

Latin & Greek; Latin gerusia, from Greek gerousia, from geront-, geron old, old man + -ia -y

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“Gerousia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gerousia. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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