variants or less commonly synoicism
plural -s
: a joining together : union
specifically : a uniting of several towns or villages into one community (as in ancient Greece)
: the condition of being synoecious

Word History


Greek synoikismos wedlock, act of combining into one city-state, from synoikizein

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“Synoecism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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