1. [Adjective]: of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium

2. [Adjective]: of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it; "Byzantine monks"; "Byzantine rites"

3. [Noun]: a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire

4. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "a fine hand for Byzantine deals and cozy arrangements"

5. highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by lab

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