- RC Church another word for congregation (def. 5b)
Word Origin for dicastery
C19: from dicast
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Historical Examples of dicastery
The largest and most important of the legal tribunals, the “dicastery” (par excellence), was known as the heliaea.
The general term for a tribunal is δικαστήριον (from δικάζω), Anglicized “dicastery.”