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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of 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


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