solon

noun

so·​lon ˈsō-lən How to pronounce solon (audio)
-ˌlän
1
: a wise and skillful lawgiver
2
: a member of a legislative body

Examples of solon in a Sentence

one of the most politically adept solons in the state legislature
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Word History

Etymology

Solon

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of solon was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Solon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solon. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

solon

noun
so·​lon ˈsō-lən How to pronounce solon (audio)
-ˌlän
1
: a wise and skillful giver of a collection of laws
2
: a member of a legislative body

Biographical Definition

Solon

biographical name

So·​lon ˈsō-lən How to pronounce Solon (audio)
-ˌlän
circa 630–circa 560 b.c. Athenian lawgiver

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