Definition of Psephism

1. n. A proposition adopted by a majority of votes; especially, one adopted by vote of the Athenian people; a statute.



Definition of Psephism

1. Noun. (historical Ancient Greece) A proposition adopted by a majority of votes, especially by the vote of the Athenian people; a statute. ¹

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Definition of Psephism

1. an Athenian decree [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psephism

psammophile
psammophiles
psammophilous
psammophyte
psammophytes
psammosere
psammoseres
psarolite
psarolites
psc
pschent
pschents
psellism
psellisms
pseph-
psephism (current term)
psephisms
psephite
psephites
psephitic
psepho-
psephocracy
psephocratic
psephological
psephologies
psephologist
psephologists
psephology
pseud
pseud-

Literary usage of Psephism

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1. History of Greece by George Grote (1861)
"... was thrown back to appeal to the psephism itself; which the senate, by a proposition unheard of at Athens, proposed to contravene. ..."

2. Herodotus: the fourth, fifth, and sixth books by Herodotus, Reginald Walter Macan (1895)
"Nor is it too much to say that, even if the record of this psephism were nothing but the intelligent inference of a late authority, still the enactment of ..."

3. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"For the participation of the Council compare the psephism just quoted, and (Xen.) de rep. Alh., 3, 2 ; and for the extraordinary revision of the laws in BC ..."

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