Ephete

noun
Eph·​ete | \ˈeˌfēt\
plural Ephetae\ˈefəˌtē \ or Ephetai\-​ˌtī \

Definition of Ephete 

: a member of an ancient Athenian court that tried certain murder cases — compare areopagite

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History and Etymology for Ephete

Greek ephetēs, from ephienai to command, from epi- + hienai to send

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