witenagemot

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

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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

Origin and Etymology 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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