- the assembly of the witan; the national council attended by the king, aldermen, bishops, and nobles.
Origin of witenagemot
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We cannot be sure about the constitution of the Witenagemot.The Rise of the Democracy</p>
Sharon Turner conjectures that the place in the kings hall means a seat in the Witenagemot.
The composition of the king's great council called the Witenagemot is doubtful.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.
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A witenagemot was held there in 934, so that Frome must already have been a place of some size.
Leofric mediated, and it was arranged that the (p. 088) question should be settled at a Witenagemot to be held in London.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
- another word for witan
Old English witena, genitive plural of wita councillor + gemōt meeting, moot
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