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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
1745-55; < Greek amphiktyonikós. See amphictyon, -ic
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  • But if not efficient in good, the amphictyonic council was not active in evil.

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

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • The amphictyonic confederacy, of which she had been a member, left her in the full exercise of her government and her legislation.

    The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
  • 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
  • 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
  • We should almost as soon expect to see an amphictyonic council to regulate the affairs of the whole globe.

  • This passage places in an extremely clear light the relative position of the Games and the amphictyonic Assembly.

  • Each city in the twelve amphictyonic tribes, the most unimportant as the most powerful, had the same number of votes.

  • It seems that this use of the name (generally employed of the deputies to the amphictyonic council) was peculiarly Dorian.

  • This, taken in connection with what we know of the amphictyonic Council, reads more like tradition than fiction.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell

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