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[am-fik-tee-uh-nee] /æmˈfɪk ti ə ni/
noun, plural amphictyonies.
(in ancient Greece) any of the leagues of states, especially the league at Delphi, united for mutual protection and the worship of a common deity.
Origin of amphictyony
From the Greek word Amphiktyonía, dating back to 1825-35. See amphictyon, -y3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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noun (pl) -nies
(in ancient Greece) a religious association of states for the maintenance of temples and the cults connected with them
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amphictyonic (æmˌfɪktɪˈɒnɪk) adjective
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