Synoecism meaning

(Ancient Greece) The unification of towns, tribes etc. under one capital city or polis.
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Alternative spelling of synoecism.
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Origin of synoecism

  • From Ancient Greek συνοικισμός (sunoikismos), from συνοικίζειν (sunoikizein, “to make live with, to unite under one city”), from σύν (sun, “together”) + οἰκίζειν (oikizein, “to colonise”).

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