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  1. plural form of metœcus
    • 1841, William Martin Leake, The Topography of Athens and the Demi, J. Rodwell; second edition, pages 619–620:
      The families therefore of the 21,000 citizens amounted to 86,420 souls, and the totality of the metœci may be computed nearly in the same proportion ; for although the exclusion of all males below twenty is not applicable to a computation of the metœci, a deduction of the aged would be necessary, if the 10,000 metœci were those capable of bearing arms.