Definitions

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  • n. A meeting of wise men; the national council or legislature of England in the days of the Anglo-Saxons, before the Norman Conquest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A meeting of wise men; the national council, or legislature, of England in the days of the Anglo-Saxons, before the Norman Conquest.

Etymologies

Anglo-Saxon, meaning "an assembly of the wise". (Wiktionary)

Examples

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