Sanhedrin

noun
San·​he·​drin | \ san-ˈhe-drən How to pronounce Sanhedrin (audio) , sän-; san-ˈhē-, ˈsa-nə- \

Definition of Sanhedrin

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

First Known Use of Sanhedrin

1588, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sanhedrin

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

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“Sanhedrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sanhedrin. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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