dicast

[ dahy-kast, dik-ast ]

noun
  1. (in ancient Athens) a citizen eligible to sit as a judge.

Origin of dicast

1
1700–10; <Greek dikastḗs a juryman, equivalent to *dikad-, base of dikázein to judge, determine (derivative of díkē right, law, order) + -tēs agentive suffix

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dicast

/ (ˈdɪkæst) /


noun
  1. (in ancient Athens) a juror in the popular courts chosen by lot from a list of citizens

Origin of dicast

1
C19: from Greek dikastēs, from dikazein to judge, from dikē right, judgment, order

Derived forms of dicast

  • dicastic, adjective

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