(προβολή/probolḗ). Generally a 'putting forward', e.g. of candidates for an office (Plat. Leg. 6,765 b1). In Athens, name of a procedure by which the assembly ( Ekklēsía ) could be asked to vote on certain kinds of accusation before a lawsuit was brought; Demosthenes'  attack on Meidias  (Dem.. Or. 21) began with a probolḗ.
A. R. H. Harrison, The Law of Athens, vol. 2, 1971, 59-64
J. H. Lipsius, Das attische Recht, 1905-1915, 211-219
D. M. MacDowell, The Classical Law in Athens, 1978, 194-197.