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Areopagus

[ ar-ee-op-uh-guhs ]
/ ˌær iˈɒp ə gəs /
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noun
a hill in Athens, Greece, W of the Acropolis.
Greek History. the council that met on this hill, originally having wide public functions but later becoming a purely judicial body.
any high tribunal.
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Origin of Areopagus

<Latin <Greek Áreios págos hill of Ares
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British Dictionary definitions for Areopagus

Areopagus
/ (ˌærɪˈɒpəɡəs) /

noun
  1. the hill to the northwest of the Acropolis in Athens
  2. (in ancient Athens) the judicial council whose members (Areopagites) met on this hill
literary any high court

Word Origin for Areopagus

via Latin from Greek Areiopagus, contracted from Areios pagos, hill of Ares
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