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θεσμός poet. θεσμά Soph. τίθημι θέμις, that which is laid down and established, a law, ordinance, Lat. institutum, λέκτροιο θεσμὸν ἵκοντο, i. e. they fulfilled the established law of wedlock, Od.; so in Hdt. and attic Athens, Draco's laws were called θεσμοί, because each began with the word θεσμός (cf. θεσμοθέτης), while Solon.'s laws were named νόμοι. institution, ordinance, as the court of Areopagus, Aesch.; of the great games, Pind.

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