Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine of the Symmachians that the human body was created by the devil, not by God, and therefore should be subject to misuse. See Symmachian.

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  • In technical language the Peloponnesian League was a hegemonic symmachy.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Hostile attempts of Sparta against Athens induced the Athenians to form a new confederacy (or symmachy) composed of seventy communities (378 B.C.); and, after they had gained repeated successes on the sea, the two states concluded peace.

    Outline of Universal History

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