docimasy definition

  • noun:
    • In Greek antiquity, especially at Athens, a judicial inquiry to the civic standing, personality, and past life of all persons elected for public company, of young ones trying to get enrolment one of several complete residents, of individuals aiming at governmental management, etc.
    • The art or training of assaying metals, or the art of breaking up metals from foreign things, and of deciding the character and number of metallic substances contained in any ore or mineral.
    • the skill of ascertaining the nature and properties of medications and poisons, or of ascertaining specific facts with respect to physiology.

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