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In a Greek state, the loss of some or all rights. It originally amounted to outlawry, total loss of rights vis‐à‐vis the community that the man made atīmos had wronged; later it came usually to denote loss of civic rights (including the right to go to law to protect one's personal rights). In Athens atimia could be temporary (men in debt to the state lost their rights until the debt was discharged), and it could be limited to specific disabilities.

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