docimasy

docimasy

(ˈdɒsɪməsɪ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the close examination of a person or substance in order to determine nature, quality and characteristics, formerly used to describe the evaluation of aspirants for public office or citizenship in Ancient Greece, now used of assaying metallic ores
2. (Metallurgy) the close examination of a person or substance in order to determine nature, quality and characteristics, formerly used to describe the evaluation of aspirants for public office or citizenship in Ancient Greece, now used of assaying metallic ores

docimasy

Ancient Greece. the process whereby candidates for office or citi-zenship were judicially reviewed. See also metals.
See also: Greece and Greeks
the branch of metallurgy involved in the assaying of ores or metals. See also greece and greeks.
See also: Metals