amphictyony

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

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

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amphictyonic \(ˌ)am-ˌfik-tē-ˈä-nik \ adjective

First Known Use of amphictyony

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphictyony

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

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