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San·hed·rin(săn-hĕd′rĭn, -hē′drĭn, sän-)
The highest judicial and ecclesiastical council of the ancient Jewish nation, composed of from 70 to 72 members.
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-)
the supreme legislative council and ecclesiastical and secular tribunal of the ancient Jews, exercising authority until a.d. 70.