Byzantine

Definition of Byzantine

By`zan´tine   Pronunciation: bĭ`zăn´tĭn
a.1.Of or pertaining to Byzantium.
Byzantine church
the Eastern or Greek church, as distinguished from the Western or Roman or Latin church. See under Greek.
Byzantine empire
the Eastern Roman or Greek empire from a. d. 364 or a. d. 395 to the capture of Constantinople by the Turks, a. d. 1453.
Byzantine historians
historians and writers (Zonaras, Procopius, etc.) who lived in the Byzantine empire.
Byzantine style
(Arch.) a style of architecture developed in the Byzantine empire.
- P. Cyc.

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