isonomy

[ ahy-son-uh-mee ]
/ aɪˈsɒn ə mi /

noun

equality of political rights.

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Origin of isonomy

From the Greek word isonomía, dating back to 1590–1600. See iso-, -nomy

OTHER WORDS FROM isonomy

i·so·nom·ic [ahy-suh-nom-ik] /ˌaɪ səˈnɒm ɪk/, i·son·o·mous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for isonomy

  • He suggested the definition of health as the maintenance of equilibrium, or an "isonomy" in the material qualities of the body.

British Dictionary definitions for isonomy

isonomy
/ (aɪˈsɒnəmɪ) /

noun

the equality before the law of the citizens of a state
the equality of civil or political rights

Derived forms of isonomy

isonomic (ˌaɪsəʊˈnɒmɪk) or isonomous, adjective
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