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    byzantine - Dictionary definition and meaning for word byzantine

    (noun) a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire Definition
    (adj) of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it
    Example Sentence
    • Byzantine monks
    • Byzantine rites
    (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium Definition
    (adj) highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    Example Sentence
    • the Byzantine tax structure
    • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
    • convoluted legal language
    • convoluted reasoning
    • the plot was too involved
    • a knotty problem
    • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
    • Oh, what a tangled web we weave
    • tortuous legal procedures
    • tortuous negotiations lasting for months
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Byzantine was an empire and to rule an empire is not straightforward but very tortuous.

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