- Docimacy Doc"i*ma*cy, n. [Gr. ? an assay, examination, fr. ? to examine (Metals), fr. ? assayed, tested, fr. ? to take, approve: cf. F. docimasie.] The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.