amphictyony

noun am·phic·ty·o·ny \ am-ˈfik-tē-ə-nē \

Definition of amphictyony

plural amphictyonies
:an association of neighboring states in ancient Greece to defend a common religious center; broadly :an association of neighboring states for their common interest

amphictyonic

play \(ˌ)am-ˌfik-tē-ˈä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of amphictyony

Greek amphiktyonia, from amphiktiones neighbors, from amphi- + -ktiones, from ktizein to found, inhabit — more at home


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