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 gem&omacron;t, meeting of councilors : witena, genitive pl. of wita, councilor; see weid- in Indo-European roots + gem&omacron;t, meeting (ge-, collective pref.; see kom in Indo-European roots + m&omacron;t, meeting).
- Any assembly, parliament or discursive gathering.
- (history) The assembly of the Anglo-Saxon national council.
Old English witena Ä¡emÅt.