• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Peirastic Fitted for trial or test; experimental; tentative; treating of attempts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peirastic Fitted for or pertaining to trying or testing; making trial; tentative: as, the peirastic dialogues of Plato.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Peirastic pī-ras′tik tentative
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. peirastiko`s, fr. peira^n to try, fr. pei^ra a trial
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. peira, a trial.


In literature:

Euthyphron On Holiness Peirastic or Testing.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4)" by George Grote