Psephism
Psephism Pse"phism, n. [Gr. ? a decree, fr. ? to vote with a pebble, fr. ? pebble.] (Gr. Antiq.) A proposition adopted by a majority of votes; especially, one adopted by vote of the Athenian people; a statute. --J. P. Mahaffy. [1913 Webster]

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  • psephological — |sēfə|läjə̇kəl adjective : of or relating to psephology * * * psephologˈical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑psephism …   Useful english dictionary

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