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Definition of phrontistery in English:
noun (plural phrontisteries)archaic
- 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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