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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. one of the Furies.
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Historical Examples

  • Juno, as in the neid, delegated the work of vengeance to Alecto.

    Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)

    Thomas Babington Macaulay

  • Their names (see l. 24) were Megaera, Alecto, and Tisiphone.

  • Then Alecto hied her to the place where Ilus was hunting the beasts of the forest.

    Stories of the Old world

    Alfred John Church

  • Let Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone shriek and wail ever so loudly, they shall not break it.

    The Serf

    Guy Thorne

  • Juno, as in the Aeneid, delegated the work of vengeance to Alecto.

British Dictionary definitions for alecto


  1. Greek myth one of the three Furies; the others are Megaera and Tisiphone
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