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daysman

[ deyz-muhn ]
/ ˈdeɪz mən /
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noun, plural days·men.Archaic.
an umpire; mediator.
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Origin of daysman

1480–90; day + ’s1 + -man; compare day to submit for arbitration, apparently v. use of day
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