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  • adjective Pertaining to or characteristic of Demosthenes, a celebrated Athenian orator and partion (384-322, B. C.), especially famous for his "Phillippics," or orations delivered against the encroachments of Philip, king of Macedon.

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From Latin Demosthenicus, from Demosthenes, from Ancient Greek Δημοσθένης (Dēmosthenēs, "a celebrated orator"). The name means "strong with the people", from δῆμος (dēmos, "the people") + σθένος (sthenos, "strength").

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