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wit·e·na·ge·mot

 (wĭt′n-ə-gə-mōt′)
n.
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 Indo-European roots + gemōt, meeting (ge-, collective pref.; see kom in Indo-European roots + mōt, meeting).]

witenagemot

(ˌwɪtɪnəɡɪˈməʊt)
n
(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)

n.
(in Anglo-Saxon England) the assembly of the witan; the national advisory council attended by the king, ealdormen, bishops, and nobles.
[1585–95; < Old English, =witena, genitive pl. of wita councilor (see witan) + gemōt moot]

Witenagemot

 an assembly or council of the Witan, the Anglo-Saxon Council to the king; a modern assembly, e.g., the first select Witenagemot of the Sciences of the World, 1899; the Witenagemot at Cambridge, 1833.
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THE origin of the House of Lords lies in the meetings - called Witenagemots or Witens - between the Anglo-Saxon kings, religious leaders and landowners.