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Eunomy

[YOO-nə-mee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Ancient Greek, date unknown

1.

Equal law, or a well-adjusted constitution of government.

Examples of Eunomy in a sentence

"The new government has a sense of eunomy and stability."

"An equal number of men and women in government tends to result in eunomy."

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About Eunomy

This word comes from the ancient Greek “eu-,” meaning “well, good” and “-nomy,” rooted in the Greek “​​nómos,” meaning “law or custom.”

Did you Know?

The word “eunomy” can easily be mistaken for “euonym” because they are anagrams for each other. While the former means “equal law,” the latter is “a name well suited to the person, place, or thing named.” Both have the Greek suffix “eu-” that means “good.” The “-onym” in “euonym” is the Greek root for “name.”

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