witenagemot

witenagemot

[wit-n-uh-guh-moht]
noun Early English History.
the assembly of the witan; the national council attended by the king, aldermen, bishops, and nobles.

Origin:
1585–95; Modern English < Old English, equivalent to witena, genitive plural of wita councilor (see witan) + gemōt moot

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witenagemot (ˌwɪtɪnəɡɪˈməʊt)
 
n
another word for witan
 
[Old English witena, genitive plural of wita councillor + gemōt meeting, moot]

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