Definition of pentapolis
: a union, confederacy, or group of five cities especially of ancient Italy, Asia Minor, and Cyrenaica
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Origin and Etymology of pentapolis
Late Latin, a district of five towns on the Dead Sea, from Greek, group of five cities, from penta- + polis city — more at police
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