Witenagemot

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).” — Freeman: The Norman Conquest i. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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