Areopagitic


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Ar·e·op·a·gite

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

Ar′e·op·a·git′ic (-jĭt′ĭk, -gīt′-) adj.
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The Areopagitic line of thought then ramifies throughout the great Scholastics, Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas, and into Meister Eckhart.
In particular, Milton is thereby addressing Parliament in the manner that Isocrates addressed a speech to the Areopagus, which was known as his Areopagitic oration.