isonomy

[ahy-son-uh-mee]

noun

equality of political rights.

Nearby words

  1. isoneph,
  2. isoniazid,
  3. isonicotinic acid hydrazide,
  4. isonome,
  5. isonomic,
  6. isonzo,
  7. isooctane,
  8. isopach,
  9. isopachous,
  10. isopag

Origin of isonomy

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

Related formsi·so·nom·ic [ahy-suh-nom-ik] /ˌaɪ səˈnɒm ɪk/, i·son·o·mous, adjective

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Examples 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

noun

the equality before the law of the citizens of a state
the equality of civil or political rights
Derived Formsisonomic (ˌaɪsəʊˈnɒmɪk) or isonomous, adjective

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