Byzantine - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɪzəntiːn|
Brit.  |bɪˈzantʌɪn|

noun

- a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire (syn: byzantine)

adjective

- highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious(syn: byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous)

Examples

the byzantine complexity of our tax laws

Byzantine Empire

Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship

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