Sanhedrin meaning

săn-hĕdrĭn, -hēdrĭn, sän-
The highest judicial and ecclesiastical council of the ancient Jewish nation, composed of from 70 to 72 members.
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The highest court and council of the ancient Jewish nation, having religious and civil functions: it was abolished with the destruction of Jerusalem in a.d. 70
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Origin of sanhedrin

  • Hebrew sanhedrîn from Greek sunedrion council from sunedros sitting in council sun- syn- hedrā seat sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition