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amphictyony


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amphictyony  \Am*phic"ty*o*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Amphictyonies}.  [Gr.  ?.] 
  (Grecian  Hist.) 
  A  league  of  states  of  ancient  Greece;  esp.  the  celebrated 
  confederation  known  as  the  Amphictyonic  Council.  Its  object 
  was  to  maintain  the  common  interests  of  Greece. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amphictyony 
  n  :  an  association  of  neighboring  states  or  tribes  in  ancient 
  Greece;  established  originally  to  defend  a  common 
  religious  center 




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