plural noun, singular Per·i·oe·cus [per-ee-ee-kuh s] /ˌpɛr iˈi kəs/.
Origin of Perioeci
Related formsper·i·oe·cic, per·i·oe·cid, adjective
Examples from the Web for perioeci
The whole number taken, whether true-born Spartans or Perioeci, amounted to more than one hundred.Hellenica|Xenophon
The provinces under Spartan rule were divided into thirty thousand parts, a part for each Perioeci family.History of Education|Levi Seeley
Besides the Helots, the Spartans exercised an authority over the intermediate class called the Perioeci.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
They had much the same position as the perioeci in ancient Sparta.The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran|Anonymous