Definition of Areopagus in US English:

Areopagus

proper noun

  • (in ancient Athens) a hill on which met the highest governmental council and later a judicial court.

Origin

From Greek Areios pagos ‘hill of Ares’; the name for the site came to denote the court itself.

Pronunciation

Areopagus

/ˌerēˈäpəɡəs/