psy·​cho·​sta·​sia | \ ˌsīkōˈstāzh(ē)ə \
plural -s

Definition of psychostasia

: a weighing of lives or souls the judgment of Osiris under the New Kingdom consisted essentially of the ceremony of the psychostasia— J. E. M. White

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History and Etymology for psychostasia

Greek, from psych- + stasis act of weighing, (from histanai to make to stand, weigh) + -ia -y

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“Psychostasia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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