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  Definition of Byzantine
  1. a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
  2. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "a fine hand for Byzantine deals and cozy arrangements"
  3. highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by lab
  4. of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium
  5. of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it; "Byzantine monks"; "Byzantine rites"
Similar Words: convoluted, intricate, involved, knotty, labyrinthine, tangled, tortuous

 

Pertainyms: Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Eastern Roman Empire, Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox

 

Member Meronyms: Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Eastern Roman Empire

 

 
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