Witenagemot meaning

wĭtn-ə-gə-mōt
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.
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Any assembly, parliament or discursive gathering.
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(history) The assembly of the Anglo-Saxon national council.
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Origin of witenagemot

  • Old English witena gemōt meeting of councilors witena genitive pl. of wita councilor weid- in Indo-European roots gemōt meeting (ge- collective pref. kom in Indo-European roots) (mōt meeting)

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

  • Old English witena Ä¡emōt.

    From Wiktionary