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amphictyonic

[am-fik-tee-on-ik]
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  1. of or relating to an amphictyon or an amphictyony.

Origin of amphictyonic

From the Greek word amphiktyonikós, dating back to 1745–55. See amphictyon, -ic
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Historical Examples

  • But if not efficient in good, the Amphictyonic council was not active in evil.

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • 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