prytany

noun pryt·a·ny \-ənē\

Definition of prytany

plural

-es

  1. 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. 2 :  one of the ten divisions of the Athenian senate during its presidency

  3. 3 :  the period during which a section of the senate held the office of president

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Origin and Etymology of prytany

Greek prytaneia, from prytanis + -eia -y


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