Definition of acropolis
: 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 of acropolis
Greek akropolis, from akr- acr- + polis city — more at police
First Known Use: 1662
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