Definition of psephisma in English:

psephisma

noun

Ancient Greek History
  • = psephism.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Rous (?1581–1659), religious writer and politician. From classical Latin psēphisma and its etymon ancient Greek ψήϕισμα decree enacted by a vote of a public assembly from ψηϕίζειν to vote, originally with pebbles (from ψῆϕος pebble + -ίζειν) + -μα.

Pronunciation

psephisma

/(p)sɪˈfɪzmə/