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(def 1).
[san-hed-rin, -hee-drin, sahn-, san-i-drin] /sænˈhɛd rɪn, -ˈhi drɪn, sɑn-, ˈsæn ɪ drɪn/
noun, Jewish History.
Also called Great Sanhedrin. the highest council of the ancient Jews, consisting of 71 members, and exercising authority from about the 2nd century b.c.
Also called Lesser Sanhedrin. a lower tribunal of this period, consisting of 23 members.
noun (Judaism)
the supreme judicial, ecclesiastical, and administrative council of the Jews in New Testament times, having 71 members
a similar tribunal of 23 members having less important functions and authority

see sanhedrim.


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