– definition :

  • (adjective)
    1. highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious (context:all)
    2. of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium (context:pert)
    3. of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it (context:pert)
  • (noun)
    1. a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire (context:person)

– Sample : “byzantine”

  • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
  • Byzantine monks
  • Byzantine rites
  • Oh, what a tangled web we weave
  • a knotty problem
  • convoluted legal language
  • convoluted reasoning
  • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
  • the Byzantine tax structure
  • the plot was too involved
  • tortuous legal procedures
  • tortuous negotiations lasting for months