cleruch

noun
cle·​ruch | \ ˈkliˌrük, -lēˌr-, -rək \
plural -s

Definition of cleruch

: a citizen of ancient Greece who received an allotment of land in a conquered country and usually migrated to it without loss of citizenship

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Other Words from cleruch

cleruchial \ klə̇ˈrükēəl \ or cleruchic \ -​kik \ adjective

History and Etymology for cleruch

Greek klērouchos, from klēro- (from klēros lot, allotment) + -ochos holder (from echein to have, hold)

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“Cleruch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cleruch. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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