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witenagemot

[wit-n-uh-guh-moht] /ˈwɪt n ə gəˌmoʊt/
noun, Early English History
1.
the assembly of the witan; the national council attended by the king, aldermen, bishops, and nobles.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; Modern English < Old English, equivalent to witena, genitive plural of wita councilor (see witan) + gemōt moot
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witenagemot

/ˌwɪtɪnəɡɪˈməʊt/
noun
1.
another word for witan
Word Origin
Old English witena, genitive plural of wita councillor + gemōt meeting, moot
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