noun Early English History.
Origin of witan
Examples from the Web for witan
Still that the kings and witan have considered the value as well as the number of teamlands seems fairly plain.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
The rights of the old Witan and of the vassals of the new feudal state became fused together.
To many charters (laws) we have the signatures of the Witan.An Essay on the Trial by Jury|Lysander Spooner
To change his own faith was to change the faith of the whole nation, and he thought it well to consult his witan.Early Britain|Grant Allen
Thou saidst the Atheling summoned an assembly of the Saxon witan?The Last of the Vikings|John Bowling