The Anglo-Saxon parliament.
“The famous assembly 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 Gethealit (or great thought).”
The Norman Conquest i. 3.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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