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amphictyonic

[am-fik-tee-on-ik] /æmˌfɪk tiˈɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an amphictyon or an amphictyony.
Origin of amphictyonic
1745-1755
From the Greek word amphiktyonikós, dating back to 1745-55. See amphictyon, -ic
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  • But if not efficient in good, the amphictyonic council was not active in evil.

  • There was a great Greek council, centuries old, called the amphictyonic.

  • Now, let us consider this special significance of the amphictyonic Council.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • And on this account the Scyrians were formerly condemned by the amphictyonic council.

  • The amphictyonic council was certainly not a states-general, in which all national affairs were discussed.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • This passage places in an extremely clear light the relative position of the Games and the amphictyonic Assembly.

  • We should almost as soon expect to see an amphictyonic council to regulate the affairs of the whole globe.

  • And that federalism was not ethically higher than the spirit of the ancient amphictyonic oath, preserved by Æschines.

    The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson
  • Each city in the twelve amphictyonic tribes, the most unimportant as the most powerful, had the same number of votes.

  • The creed that became the successor of the religion of Delphi found a mightier amphictyonic assembly in the conclaves of Rome.

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