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ἄκῡρος, ον, without authority, opp. κύριος, hence,

I. of laws, sentences, etc., invalid, unratified, obsolete, ψήφισμα And.1.8; δίκη Pl.Lg.954e; συνθῆκαι Lys.18.15; ἄκυρον ποιεῖν, καταστῆσαι set aside, Pl.Prt.356d, Is.1.21, etc.; νόμοις ἀ. χρωμένη not enforcing the laws, Th.3.37. Adv. -ως Simp. in Ph.168.10.

II. of persons, having no right or power, ἄ. ποιεῖν τινά X.HG5.3.24; καθιστάναι Lys. 9.19; τινός over a thing, Pl.Tht.169e; ἄ. πάντων ..γενήσεσθε D.19.2: c. inf., Pl.Lg.929e.

2. of things, ἀκυροτέρα κρίσις less trust-worthy decision, Pl.Tht.178d; ἄ. ἀμφορεύς voting urn into which neutral votes were thrown, Sch.Ar.Eq.1150, Poll.8.123; τὰ ἀκυρότερα less important parts of nature, Arist. GA778a1; of bodily members, unimportant, ἄ. μόριον Gal.16.540, cf. 18(1).33 (Comp.); impotent, Arist.GA772b28.

III. of words and phrases, used in improper sense, Cic.Fam.16.17.1 (Comp.), Phlp. in Ph.717.12. Adv. -ρως Str.12.3.23, Phld.Rh.1.161 S., Hermog.Meth.3, cf. Dam.Pr.7, 306.