Sanhedrin

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From Hebrew סַנְהֶדְרִין(sanhedrín, Sanhedrin), from Ancient Greek συνέδριον (sunédrion, sitting together, hence assembly or council). Doublet of synedrion.

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Sanhedrin (plural Sanhedrins)

  1. (historical) An assembly of twenty-three judges appointed in every major city in Israel.
  2. (historical) The assembly of seventy-one judges sitting in Jerusalem.

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