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phrontistery Line breaks: phron|tis¦tery
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɒntɪst(ə)ri/

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Definition of phrontistery in English:

noun (plural phrontisteries)

A school or other educational institution.
Example sentences
  • I know where I am: in one of the famous Phrontisteries of Law and Justice.
  • This brings me to a wider discussion about how universities should stop thinking they are money-making training enterprises, and should rather be phrontisteries that encourage creativity and innovation.
  • To the phrontistery flocked some of the nation's leading young libertarians, including Smith and Gaskins.


Early 17th century: from Greek phrontistērion, from phrontistēs 'deep thinker', from phrontizein 'be thoughtful', from phrontis 'thought'.

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