Definitions for: Amphictyony

[n] an association of neighboring states or tribes in ancient Greece; established originally to defend a common religious center

Webster (1913) Definition: Am*phic"ty*o*ny, n.; pl. Amphictyonies. [Gr. ?.]
(Grecian Hist.)
A league of states of ancient Greece; esp. the celebrated
confederation known as the Amphictyonic Council. Its object
was to maintain the common interests of Greece.

See Also: political unit

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