from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. equal law or right; equal distribution of rights and privileges; similarity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Equal law or right; equal distribution of rights and privileges; similarity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Equality as regards rights and privileges; isonomia.


Ancient Greek: compare French isonomie. See isonomic. (Wiktionary)


  • He suggested the definition of health as the maintenance of equilibrium, or an "isonomy" in the material qualities of the body.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

  • Now, isonomy is an English word meaning 'equality of laws, or of people before the law', as is attunement, but not so "apmonia"; where did Beckett get it? APMONIA.

  • When the Athenian city-state called its constitution an isonomy or the Romans spoke of the civitas as their form of government, they had in mind another concept of power, which did not rely upon the command-obedience relationship.

    A Special Supplement: Reflections on Violence

  • She was a genuine democrat; and nothing short of the pure isonomy of the Greeks was tolerated in her political philosophy, though she could not have told what such a word had meant for her life.

    Under Two Flags


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