[ dahy-kast, dik-ast ]
/ ˈdaɪ kæst, ˈdɪk æst /
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(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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How to use dicast in a sentence
A juror or dicast would receive the same sum for attendance, and the courts or juries often consisted of 500 persons.
Dicast, Dikast, dī′kast, n. one of the 6000 Athenians annually chosen to act as judges.
British Dictionary definitions for dicast
/ (ˈdɪkæst) /
(in ancient Athens) a juror in the popular courts chosen by lot from a list of citizens
Derived forms of dicastdicastic, adjective
Word Origin for dicast
C19: from Greek dikastēs, from dikazein to judge, from dikē right, judgment, order
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