/ (dɪˈkæstərɪ) /
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noun plural -ries
RC Church another word for congregation (def. 5b)
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Word Origin for dicastery
C19: from dicast
Words nearby dicastery
dibutyl phthalate, dicalcium silicate, DiCaprio, dicarboxylic acid, dicast, dicastery, dice, dice cup, dicentra, dicentric, dicephalous
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How to use dicastery in a sentence
It is, in my judgment, a mistake to suppose that Solon transferred the judicial power of the archons to a popular 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.”