byzantine \BIZ-uhn-teen\, adjective:
1. Complex or intricate.2. Characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue, esp. for the gaining of political power or favor.3. Of or pertaining to Byzantium.4. Of or pertaining to the Byzantine Empire.5. Noting or pertaining to the architecture of the Byzantine Empire and to architecture influenced by or imitating it.
Byzantine derives its general reference to complexity from the intricate workings of the government of Byzantium, an ancient center of both the Roman and Ottoman empires.
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I got mad pizzarrhea from that janky corner joint the other day.
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