Areopagus


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Ar·e·op·a·gus

 (ăr′ē-ŏp′ə-gəs)
n.
The highest judicial and legislative council of ancient Athens.

[Latin, from Greek Areios pagos, Areiopagos, hill of Ares, Areopagus (where the tribunal met) : Areios, of Ares (from Arēs, Ares) + pagos, stiff mass, hill (from pēgnunai, pag-, to stick, stiffen; see pag- in Indo-European roots).]

Areopagus

(ˌærɪˈɒpəɡəs)
n
1. (Placename) the hill to the northwest of the Acropolis in Athens
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Athens) the judicial council whose members (Areopagites) met on this hill
3. (Law) (in ancient Athens) the judicial council whose members (Areopagites) met on this hill
4. (Law) literary any high court
[via Latin from Greek Areiopagus, contracted from Areios pagos, hill of Ares]

Ar•e•op•a•gus

(ˌær iˈɒp ə gəs)

n.
1. a hill in Athens, Greece, W of the Acropolis.
2. the supreme tribunal of ancient Athens that met on this hill.
[< Latin < Greek Áreios págos hill of Ares]
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Noun1.Areopagus - a hill to the to the west of the Athenian acropolis where met the highest governmental council of ancient Athens and later a judicial courtAreopagus - a hill to the to the west of the Athenian acropolis where met the highest governmental council of ancient Athens and later a judicial court
Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capital - the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess); "in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city"
2.Areopagus - the highest governmental assembly in ancient Athens (later a judicial court)Areopagus - the highest governmental assembly in ancient Athens (later a judicial court)
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
Areopagite - a member of the council of the Areopagus
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