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wit·e·na·ge·mot  audio  (wtn--g-mt) KEY 

NOUN:
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.

ETYMOLOGY:
Old English witena gemt, meeting of councilors : witena, genitive pl. of wita, councilor; see weid- in Indo-European roots + gemt, meeting ( ge-, collective pref.; see kom in Indo-European roots + mt, meeting)


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