[dahy-kast, dik-ast]


(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



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

Word Origin for dicast

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

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