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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.
(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.