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(in ancient Greece) any of the leagues of states, especially the league at Delphi, united for mutual protection and the worship of a common deity.
Historical Examples

Thus there was an amphictyony of seven cities at the holy island of Caluria, close to the harbor of Troezen.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1 Various

Sometimes this tendency to religious fraternity took a form called an amphictyony, different from the common festival.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1 Various

It did not even prevent members of the amphictyony fighting one another.
History Of Ancient Civilization Charles Seignobos

This later class of festivals agreed with the amphictyony in being of a special and exclusive character, not open to all Greeks.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1 Various

noun (pl) -nies
(in ancient Greece) a religious association of states for the maintenance of temples and the cults connected with them


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