cleruchy

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

Nearby words

  1. clerkess,
  2. clerkly,
  3. clermont-ferrand,
  4. clerodendrum,
  5. cleromancy,
  6. cletus,
  7. cleve,
  8. cleveite,
  9. cleveland,
  10. cleveland bay

Derived Formscleruchial (klɪˈruːkɪəl), adjective

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