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noun: A high court.
Via Latin, from Greek Areios pagos (hill of Ares, the Greek god of war), from Areios (of Ares) + pagos (hill), from pegnunai (to fasten or stiffen). In ancient Greece, Areios pagos was the site where the highest governmental council met. Later it turned into a judicial body. Earliest documented use: 1642.
“In a sense the Irish church is approaching an Areopagus of its own. We are called before the bar of true faith.”
Paschal Scallon; Letters; America (New York); Sep 10, 2007.
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