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 (ăr′ē-ŏp′ə-jīt′, -gīt′)
A member of the council of the Areopagus.

Ar′e·op·a·git′ic (-jĭt′ĭk, -gīt′-) adj.


1. (Historical Terms) a member of the Areopagus, a judicial council of ancient Athens that met on the hill of that name
2. (Law) a member of the Areopagus, a judicial council of ancient Athens that met on the hill of that name


(ˌær iˈɒp əˌdʒaɪt, -ˌgaɪt)

a member of the council of the Areopagus in ancient Athens.
[< Latin Arēopagītēs < Greek Areiopagitēs; see -ite1]
Ar`e•op`a•git′ic (-ˈdʒɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.Areopagite - a member of the council of the AreopagusAreopagite - a member of the council of the Areopagus
Areopagus - the highest governmental assembly in ancient Athens (later a judicial court)
fellow member, member - one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family"
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Both Ephialtes and Pericles abridged the power of the Areopagites, the latter of whom introduced the method of paying those who attended the courts of justice: and thus every one who aimed at being popular proceeded increasing the power of the people to what we now see it.
Spenser describes the Castle of Alma as having lower regions, so, in his ontological hierarchical conception--reminding one of the hierarchical worldview of Pseudo-Dionysus the Areopagite from which the notion of the great Chain of Being originated--there are several degrees of the decomposition of pure beauty into increasingly stranger realities.
9) MOCT here refers to Dionvsius the Areopagite, De divinis nominibus 11:5.
It also seems to have led to his being given access to the work of St Denis the Areopagite and other classical authors:
Among them are the infancy Gospel of Thomas (Syriac), an encomium of Mary Magdalene, the legend of the 30 pieces of silver, the acts of Cornelius the centurion, the epistle of pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite to Timothy concerning the deaths of the apostles Peter and Paul, and the Tiburtine Sibyl.
The first chapter of De divinis nominibus of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite ([?
500) who adopted the literary mantle of Dionysius the Areopagite, convert of St.
58) A few conversions are mentioned: Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman called Damaris, and others (Acts 17.
He agrees with Dionysius the Areopagite that God is a personal pre-being (ante on), while he is also the source of all being.
Dionysius the Areopagite said: The One which is beyond all thought is inconceivable by all thought.
Many could embrace such a definition, but Maguire would still side with Denys the Areopagite to "leave behind us all our conceptions of the divine.
For them, God is beyond, as described in the writings of Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and others.