amphictyony

[am-fik-tee-uh-nee]
noun, plural am·phic·ty·o·nies.
  1. (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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for amphictyony

Historical Examples of amphictyony


British Dictionary definitions for amphictyony

amphictyony

noun plural -nies
  1. (in ancient Greece) a religious association of states for the maintenance of temples and the cults connected with them
Derived Formsamphictyonic (æmˌfɪktɪˈɒnɪk), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012