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Areopagite

[ar-ee-op-uh-jahyt, -gahyt] /ˌær iˈɒp əˌdʒaɪt, -ˌgaɪt/
noun, Greek History
1.
a member of the council of the Areopagus.
Origin
< Latin Arēopagītēs < Greek Areiopagī́tēs a member of the Areopagus; see -ite1
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[ar-ee-op-uh-jit-ik] /ˌær iˌɒp əˈdʒɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for areopagitic

Areopagite

/ˌærɪˈɒpədʒaɪt/
noun
1.
a member of the Areopagus, a judicial council of ancient Athens that met on the hill of that name
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Word Origin and History for areopagitic

Areopagite

n.

"member of the Areopagus court," late 14c.; see Areopagus + -ite (1). See Acts xvii:34.

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areopagitic in the Bible

a member of the court of Areopagus (Acts 17:34).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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