cleruchy

/ (ˈklɛəˌrʊkɪ) /

noun plural -chies

(in the ancient world) a special type of Athenian colony, in which settlers (cleruchs) retained their Athenian citizenship and the community remained a political dependency of Athens

Derived Forms

cleruchial (klɪˈruːkɪəl), adjective
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