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ostracon

or ostrakon

[os-truh-kon] /ˈɒs trəˌkɒn/
noun, plural ostraca
[os-truh-kuh] /ˈɒs trə kə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd, especially one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed.
Origin of ostracon
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek óstrakon; see ostracize
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British Dictionary definitions for ostracon

ostracon

/ˈɒstrəˌkɒn/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing
Word Origin
from Greek
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