deme

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noun \ˈdēm\

Definition of deme

  1. 1 :  a unit of local government in ancient Attica

  2. 2 :  a local population of closely related interbreeding organisms

Origin and Etymology of deme

Greek dēmos people, deme


First Known Use: 1833


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