a popular political assembly.
the place where such an assembly met, originally a marketplace or public square.
the Agora, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city’s civic life.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Israel, the 100th part of a shekel: replaced the prutah as the fractional unit in 1960.
Historical Examples

As the crowd from the agora also poured forth, Antonius was finally left on the tribunal sitting alone.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume IV Aubrey Stewart

The temples should be placed round the agora, and the city built in a circle on the heights.
Laws Plato

Now the wardens of the agora ought to see to the details of the agora.
Laws Plato

These shall be inscribed on a column in front of the court of the wardens of the agora.
Laws Plato

O ye dull nations of the North, with your broils and debates,—your bustling lives of the Pnyx and the agora!
Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton

Then the troops from the city poured into the agora of Hippodmus.
Hellenica Xenophon

Although a considerable part of the agora has been excavated, none of the statues which Pausanias saw in it have been discovered.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4 Various

We have already seen that an orchestra was first established in the agora.
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

Every Greek city had its agora, or marketplace, as every Roman city had its forum.
Vistas in Sicily Arthur Stanley Riggs

We know that the statues of eponymous heroes were set up in the agora.
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

noun (pl) -rae (-riː; -raɪ)
(often capital)

the marketplace in Athens, used for popular meetings, or any similar place of assembly in ancient Greece
the meeting itself

noun (pl) -rot (-ˈrɒt)
an Israeli monetary unit worth one hundredth of a shekel

“assembly place,” 1590s, from Greek agora “open space” (typically a marketplace), from ageirein “to assemble,” from PIE root *ger- “to gather” (see gregarious).

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