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An Anglo-Saxon advisory council to the king, composed of about 100 nobles, prelates, and other officials, convened at intervals to discuss administrative and judicial affairs.
[Old English witena gemōt, meeting of councilors : witena, genitive pl. of wita, councilor; see weid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + gemōt, meeting (ge-, collective pref.; see kom in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + mōt, meeting).]
(Historical Terms) another word for witan
[Old English witena, genitive plural of wita councillor + gemōt meeting, moot]
wit•e•na•ge•mot(ˈwɪt n ə gəˌmoʊt)
(in Anglo-Saxon England) the assembly of the witan; the national advisory council attended by the king, ealdormen, bishops, and nobles.