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San·hed·rin

 (săn-hĕd′rĭn, -hē′drĭn, sän-)
n.
The highest judicial and ecclesiastical council of the ancient Jewish nation, composed of from 70 to 72 members.

[Hebrew sanhedrîn, from Greek sunedrion, council, from sunedros, sitting in council : sun-, syn- + hedrā, seat; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

Sanhedrin

(ˈsænɪdrɪn)
n
1. (Judaism) the supreme judicial, ecclesiastical, and administrative council of the Jews in New Testament times, having 71 members
2. (Judaism) a similar tribunal of 23 members having less important functions and authority
[C16: from Late Hebrew, from Greek sunedrion council, from sun- syn- + hedra seat]

San•hed•rin

(sænˈhɛd rɪn, -ˈhi drɪn, sɑn-, ˈsæn ɪ drɪn)

also San•he•drim

(ˈsæn hɪ drɪm, ˈsæn ɪ-)

n.
the supreme legislative council and ecclesiastical and secular tribunal of the ancient Jews, exercising authority until a.d. 70.
[1580–90; < late Hebrew Sanhedhrīn < Greek synédrion=syn- syn- + hédr(a) seat (compare cathedral) + -ion n. suffix]
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Noun1.Sanhedrin - the supreme judicial and ecclesiastical council of ancient Jerusalem
council - a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"
Translations

Sanhedrin

[ˈsænɪdrɪn] nsinedrio
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9) Originally in the Mishnah, Pirqei Avot 2:14 and Sandhedrin 10:1.