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- adj. The same, or equal, in law or right; one in kind or origin; analogous or similar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. The same, or equal, in law or right; one in kind or origin; analogous; similar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to isonomy; the same or equal in law or right.
- One in kind or origin: specifically applied in chemistry to isomorphism subsisting between two compounds of like composition: opposed to heteronomic.
The biblical commandments are isonomic, making no distinction as do so many other codes (e.g., those of the Romans or Hammurabi), between commoners and aristocrats.
So did the 7th century Athenian aristocracy in adopting Solon's isonomic law and redistributing land to make strong independent peasants, so did the medieval aristocracy renouncing terrorism on the fields of the Peace of God in the late 10th early 11th century, and the French aristocracy renouncing their feudal rights on the 4th of August 1789.
The facade of the building has on the ground floor a isonomic unit and, at the top, a system of pilasters with Corinthian capitals.
Thucydides speaks without hesitation of an "isonomic oligarchy," and later we find isonomia used by Plato quite deliberately in contrast to, rather than in vindication of, democracy.