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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Of the wise), name given to the national council or Parliament of England in Anglo-Saxon times, agreeably to whose decisions the affairs of the kingdom were managed; it consisted of the bishops, royal vassals, and thanes.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Witenagemot'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/witenagemot.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.