variants or less commonly psephisma
plural psephisms
also psephismas
or psephismata
: a decree of an ancient popular assembly (as of the ecclesia of Athens)

Word History


Greek psēphisma, from psēphizein to count, reckon, cast one's vote with a pebble, from psēphos pebble + -izein -ize

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“Psephism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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