peribolos definition

  • noun:
    • An enclosed judge, particularly one surrounding a temple.
    • In old architecture, an inclosed courtroom, esp., one surrounding a temple.
    • In Greek antiquity, a consecrated judge or inclosure, typically enclosed by a wall, and often containing a temple, statues, etc.
    • thus The external inclosure of an earlier Christian chruch, which constitued the utmost bounds permitted for refuge or sanctuary. Also peribolus.

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