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Meaning of amphictyony

am•phic•ty•o•ny

Pronunciation: (am-fik'tē-u-nē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
  1. (in ancient Greece) any of the leagues of states, esp. the league at Delphi, united for mutual protection and the worship of a common deity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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