- (in ancient Athens) a citizen eligible to sit as a judge.
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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Dicast, Dikast, dī′kast, n. one of the 6000 Athenians annually chosen to act as judges.
A juror or dicast would receive the same sum for attendance, and the courts or juries often consisted of 500 persons.
- (in ancient Athens) a juror in the popular courts chosen by lot from a list of citizens
Word Origin for dicast
C19: from Greek dikastēs, from dikazein to judge, from dikē right, judgment, order
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