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1) witenagemot. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...witenagemot, (wit´ngimot´) (KEY) [Old Eng.,=meeting of counselors], a session of the counselors (the witan) of a king in Anglo-Saxon England. Such a body existed...

2) Witenagemot. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...of our forefathers was called by various names [as] Mycel Gemot (or great meeting); the Witenagemot (or meeting of the wise); and sometimes the Mycel Getheaht (or...

3) witenagemot. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Saxon advisory council to the king, composed of about 100 nobles, prelates, and other officials, convened at intervals to discuss administrative and judicial affairs....

4) witan. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. The members of the witenagemot in Anglo-Saxon England. 2. The witenagemot. Old English, pl. of wita, councilor. See witenagemot....

5) Witney (Oxfordshire). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...is the Anglo-Saxon Witen-ey, the island of Wisemen-i.e. of the Witenagemot or national parliament. 1...

6) 696. Council. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...Reichsrath or Reichsrat [Austria], Volksraad [Dutch]; Dail Eireann [Sinn Fein]; witan, witenagemot or witenagemote [Anglo-Saxon hist.]. UPPER HOUSE, upper chamber,...

7) Colchester. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of attack (A.D. 61) by Boadicea. To the Anglo-Saxons the place was known as Colneceaster. The witenagemot met there in 931. During the English civil war, the town...

8) Parliament. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The Origins of ParliamentThere was no historical continuity between the Anglo-Saxon witenagemot and the British Parliament. The first steps in the genesis of the...

9) Great Britain. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...usually vested in the king. The aristocracy made up his witan, or council of advisers (see witenagemot). The king set up shires as units of local government ruled...

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