Meaning of pithiatism in English:

pithiatism

Pronunciation /ˈpɪθɪətɪz(ə)m/

noun

historical Psychology
  • A form of hysteria or hysterical symptom which is curable by persuasive suggestion; the treatment of hysteria by this means.

Origin

Early 20th century. From French pithiatisme from ancient Greek πειθώ persuasion (from πείθειν to persuade) + ἰατός curable (from ἰᾶσθαι to heal + -τός, suffix forming verbal adjectives) + French -isme.