witenagemote

Witenagemote

Wit"e*na*ge*mote`\ (?; 277), n. [AS. witena gem[=o]t an assembly of the wise; wita a wise man + gem[=o]t assembly.] (AS. Hist.) A meeting of wise men; the national council, or legislature, of England in the days of the Anglo-Saxons, before the Norman Conquest.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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