|part of speech:
||of or pertaining to Byzantium, the empire once centered there, or its culture, artifacts, institutions, or the like.
The Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, had its capital at Constantinople.
||of, pertaining to, or resembling the style of architecture or decorative art that is characteristic of the Byzantine Empire.
||(sometimes l.c.) characterized by complexity and intrigue, as the politics of the Byzantine Empire.