Definition for SAN'HE-DRIM

SAN'HE-DRIM, n. [Low L. synedrium; Gr. συνεδριον; συν, with, together, and ἑδρα, seat.]

The great council of seventy elders among the Jews, whose jurisdiction extended to all important affairs. They received appeals from inferior tribunals, and had power of life and death. Encyc.

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