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dicast

[dahy-kast, dik-ast]
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noun
  1. (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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Historical Examples

  • Dicast, Dikast, dī′kast, n. one of the 6000 Athenians annually chosen to act as judges.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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  • A juror or dicast would receive the same sum for attendance, and the courts or juries often consisted of 500 persons.


British Dictionary definitions for dicast

dicast

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

Word Origin

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