Pronunciation: (ar"ē-op'u-gus), [key]
1. a hill in Athens, Greece, W of the Acropolis.
2. Gk. Hist.the council that met on this hill, originally having wide public functions but later becoming a purely judicial body.
3. any high tribunal.
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