[ ar-ee-op-uh-jahyt, -gahyt ]
/ ˌær iˈɒp əˌdʒaɪt, -ˌgaɪt /

noun Greek History.

a member of the council of the Areopagus.

Origin of Areopagite

< Latin Arēopagītēs < Greek Areiopagī́tēs a member of the Areopagus; see -ite1
Related formsAr·e·op·a·git·ic [ar-ee-op-uh-jit-ik] /ˌær iˌɒp əˈdʒɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for areopagite


/ (ˌærɪˈɒpədʒaɪt) /


a member of the Areopagus, a judicial council of ancient Athens that met on the hill of that name
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Word Origin and History for areopagite



"member of the Areopagus court," late 14c.; see Areopagus + -ite (1). See Acts xvii:34.

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