psephism

noun pse·phism \ ˈsēˌfizəm \
variants: or less commonly psephisma \sə̇fizmə\

Definition of psephism

plural psephisms \-ˌfizəmz\ also psephismas \-ˈfizməz\ or psephismata \-ˈfizmətə\
:a decree of an ancient popular assembly (as of the ecclesia of Athens)

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Origin and Etymology of psephism

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


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