pryt·​a·​ny | \ -ᵊnē \
plural -es

Definition of prytany

1 : the presidential office of the Athenian senate held successively during the year by each of the ten sections into which the senate was divided
2 : one of the ten divisions of the Athenian senate during its presidency
3 : the period during which a section of the senate held the office of president

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History and Etymology for prytany

Greek prytaneia, from prytanis + -eia -y

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“Prytany.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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