psephology


pse·phol·o·gy

noun \sē-ˈfä-lə-jē\

Definition of PSEPHOLOGY

:  the scientific study of elections
pse·pho·log·i·cal \ˌsē-fə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
pse·phol·o·gist \sē-ˈfä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of PSEPHOLOGY

Greek psēphos pebble, ballot, vote; from the use of pebbles by the ancient Greeks in voting
First Known Use: 1952

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