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acropolis

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noun acrop·o·lis \ə-ˈkrä-pə-ləs\

Definition of acropolis

  1. :  the upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city (as Athens); also :  a usually fortified height of a city or district elsewhere (as in Central America)



Origin and Etymology of acropolis

Greek akropolis, from akr- acr- + polis city — more at police


First Known Use: 1662

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