Witenagemot Definition

wĭtn-ə-gə-mōt
noun
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.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Any assembly, parliament or discursive gathering.
Wiktionary
(history) The assembly of the Anglo-Saxon national council.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Witenagemot

Noun

Singular:
witenagemot
Plural:
witenagemots

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

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