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Meaning of SANHEDRIN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\San"he*drin\, Sanhedrim \San"he*drim\, n. [Heb.
sanhedr[=i]n, fr. Gr. ?; ? with + ? a seat, fr. ? to sit. See
{Sit}.] (Jewish Antiq.)
the great council of the Jews, which consisted of seventy
members, to whom the high priest was added. It had
jurisdiction of religious matters.

 

 

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