cleruchy

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cleruchy

(ˈklɛəˌrʊkɪ)
n, pl -chies
(Historical Terms) (in the ancient world) a special type of Athenian colony, in which settlers (cleruchs) retained their Athenian citizenship and the community remained a political dependency of Athens
cleruchial adj
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The author is likewise silent about Ptolemy's wooing Macedonian mercenaries from the armies of his opponents and the opportunities they had to become part of the privileged class of cleruchs - though the connection between the two was convincingly demonstrated by Roger S.