Origin of witenagemotOld English witena-gemot from witena, genitive plural of wita (see witan) + (ge)mot, a meeting, literally , assembly of the wise men (see moot)
An Anglo-Saxon advisory council to the king, composed of about 100 nobles, prelates, and other officials, convened at intervals to discuss administrative and judicial affairs.
Origin of witenagemotOld English witena gemōt meeting of councilors witena genitive pl. of wita councilor ; see weid- in Indo-European roots. gemōt meeting ( ge- collective pref. ; see kom in Indo-European roots.) ( mōt meeting )
- Any assembly, parliament or discursive gathering.
- (history) The assembly of the Anglo-Saxon national council.
Old English witena Ä¡emÅt.