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Byzantine

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adjective Byz·an·tine \ˈbi-zən-ˌtēn, ˈbī-, -ˌtīn; bə-ˈzan-ˌ, bī-ˈ\

Definition of Byzantine

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient city of Byzantium

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire especially in the fifth and sixth centuries featuring the dome carried on pendentives over a square and incrustation with marble veneering and with colored mosaics on grounds of gold

  3. 3 :  of or relating to the churches using a traditional Greek rite and subject to Eastern canon law

  4. 4 often not capitalized a :  of, relating to, or characterized by a devious and usually surreptitious manner of operation <a Byzantine power struggle> b :  intricately involved :  labyrinthine <rules of Byzantine complexity>



1651

First Known Use of byzantine

1651

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Byzantine

noun Byz·an·tine

Definition of Byzantine

  1. :  a native or inhabitant of Byzantium



1651

First Known Use of byzantine

1651



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