psephism

noun pse·phism \ˈsēˌfizəm\
variants: less commonly

psephisma

\sə̇fizmə\

Definition of psephism

plural

psephisms

\-ˌfizəmz\ also

psephismas

\-ˈfizməz\ or

psephismata

\-ˈfizmətə\
  1. :  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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