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noun Early English History.
  1. the assembly of the witan; the national council attended by the king, aldermen, bishops, and nobles.
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Origin of witenagemot

1585–95; Modern English < Old English, equivalent to witena, genitive plural of wita councilor (see witan) + gemōt moot1
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  1. another word for witan
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Word Origin

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