noun di·cast \ˈdī-ˌkast, ˈdi-\

Definition of DICAST

:  an ancient Athenian performing the functions of both judge and juror at a trial

Origin of DICAST

Greek dikastēs, from dikazein to judge, from dikē judgment — more at diction
First Known Use: 1820


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