Definition of poliadic in US English:

poliadic

adjective

rare
  • Of the nature of or relating to a tutelary god of a city or state.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ernest Bax (1854–1926), Marxist theoretician and activist. From ancient Greek Πολιαδ-, Πολιάς (female) guardian of the city, epithet of Athene as tutelary goddess of Athens + -ic.

Pronunciation

poliadic

/ˌpɒlɪˈadɪk/