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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
  • He calls his servant to bring a pickaxe, and get up on the phrontistery, and knock in the roof about their ears.
  • England's grand phrontisteries, seminaries and seed-plots of learning: Oxford and Cambridge.
  • 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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