psephism

noun
pse·​phism | \ ˈsēˌfizəm \
variants: or less commonly psephisma \ sə̇fizmə \
plural psephisms\ -​ˌfizəmz \ also psephismas\ -​ˈfizməz \ or psephismata\ -​ˈfizmətə \

Definition of psephism

: a decree of an ancient popular assembly (as of the ecclesia of Athens)

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History and Etymology for psephism

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

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“Psephism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psephism. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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