- n. historical A meeting of wise men; the national council or legislature of England in the days of the Anglo-Saxons, before the Norman Conquest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (AS. Hist.) A meeting of wise men; the national council, or legislature, of England in the days of the Anglo-Saxons, before the Norman Conquest.
- Anglo-Saxon, meaning "an assembly of the wise". (Wiktionary)
“In the witenagemote of the earlier tongs, in the parliament of the later kings, in the Massachusetts town-meeting and in the Virginia House of Burgesses, in the legislature of every”
“They came together that beautiful September day, under the great oaks, a witenagemote of serious, liberty-loving men, ready to follow wherever their leaders pointed.”
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