Meaning of Sanhedrin


Pronunciation: (san-hed'rin, -hē'drin, sän-, san'i-drin), [key]
— n. Jewish Hist.
  1. Also calledthe highest council of the ancient Jews, consisting of 71 members, and exercising authority from about the 2nd centuryb.c.
  2. Also calleda lower tribunal of this period, consisting of 23 members.
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