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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sacred secretary or recorder sent by each state belonging to the Amphictyonic Council, along with the deputy or minister.
  • n. A magistrate who had charge of religious matters, as at Byzantium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sacred secretary or recorder sent by each state belonging to the Amphictyonic Council, along with the deputy or minister.
  • n. A magistrate who had charge of religious matters, as at Byzantium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity: A sacred recorder; a deputy of the more honorable class sent by an amphictyonic state to the Delphic Amphictyonic Council. The title of a class of priests in several Greek states, as Megara, Thasos, etc. In certain states, as Byzantium, the hieromnemon was one of the chief magistrates.
  • n. In the Gr. Ch., one of the officials of the patriarchal see of Constantinople.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἱερομνήμων (hieromnēmōn), from ἱερός (hieros, "sacred") + μνήμων (mnēmōn, "mindful, remembering"). (Wiktionary)

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