Definition of psychostasy in English:

psychostasy

(also psychostasia)

Pronunciation /sʌɪkˈɒstəsi/

noun

  • In various mythologies and belief systems: the judgement of souls by weighing.

    Commonly supposed in classical mythology to take place during a combat, with the combatant having the lighter soul being slain.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From ancient Greek ψυχοστασία judgement of souls by weighing (from ψυχο- + στάσις + -ία).