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Of or relating to an agonothete.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From classical Latin agōnotheticus of, or connected with, a superintendent of public games (attested in an inscription) from Hellenistic Greek ἀγωνοθετικός from ancient Greek ἀγωνοθέτης + -ικός.
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