dicast

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noun di·cast \ˈdī-ˌkast, ˈdi-\

Definition of dicast

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

Origin and Etymology of dicast

Greek dikastēs, from dikazein to judge, from dikē judgment — more at diction


First Known Use: 1820


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