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witenagemot (plural witenagemots)
- Any assembly, parliament or discursive gathering.
- (historical) The assembly of the Anglo-Saxon national council.
1851, John Lingard, The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church, J Murphy, page 102:
- To this study was necessarily added that of the ecclesiastical canons; and the knowledge of each must have given the clergy a great superiority, both as legislators in the witenagemot, and as magistrates in the different courts, at which it was their duty to attend.