witenagemot

[ wit-n-uh-guh-moht ]

nounEarly English History.
  1. the assembly of the witan; the national council attended by the king, aldermen, bishops, and nobles.

Origin of witenagemot

1
1585–95; Modern English <Old English, equivalent to witena, genitive plural of wita councilor (see witan) + gemōtmoot

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witenagemot

/ (ˌwɪtɪnəɡɪˈməʊt) /


noun
  1. another word for witan

Origin of witenagemot

1
Old English witena, genitive plural of wita councillor + gemōt meeting, moot

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