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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.
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.