Definition of amphictyony
: an association of neighboring states in ancient Greece to defend a common religious center; broadly : an association of neighboring states for their common interest
Origin of amphictyony
Greek amphiktyonia, from amphiktiones neighbors, from amphi- + -ktiones, from ktizein to found, inhabit — more at home
First Known Use: 1835
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