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dicast

[ dahy-kast, dik-ast ]
/ ˈdaɪ kæst, ˈdɪk æst /
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noun
(in ancient Athens) a citizen eligible to sit as a judge.
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Origin of dicast

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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British Dictionary definitions for dicast

dicast
/ (ˈdɪkæst) /

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

Derived forms of dicast

dicastic, adjective

Word Origin for dicast

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