witan definition by Webster's New World
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the council of an Anglo-Saxon king
Origin: Old English plural of wita, one who knows, wise man, councilor ; from witan, to know: see wise
witan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The members of the witenagemot in Anglo-Saxon England.
- The witenagemot.
Origin: Old English, pl. of wita, councilor; see witenagemot.