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amphictyony

[am-fik-tee-uh-nee] /æmˈfɪk ti ə ni/
noun, plural amphictyonies.
1.
(in ancient Greece) any of the leagues of states, especially the league at Delphi, united for mutual protection and the worship of a common deity.
Origin of amphictyony
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek Amphiktyonía. See amphictyon, -y3
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amphictyony

/æmˈfɪktɪənɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
(in ancient Greece) a religious association of states for the maintenance of temples and the cults connected with them
Derived Forms
amphictyonic (æmˌfɪktɪˈɒnɪk) adjective
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