Definition of Dicast

1. n. A functionary in ancient Athens answering nearly to the modern juryman.



Definition of Dicast

1. Noun. (historical) A juror in ancient Athens. ¹

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Definition of Dicast

1. a judge of ancient Athens [n -S] : DICASTIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dicast

dicarbonates
dicarbonic
dicarbonyl
dicarbonyls
dicarboxamide
dicarboximide
dicarboximides
dicarboxylate
dicarboxylates
dicarboxylic
dicarboxylic acid
dicarboxylic acid-CoA oxidase
dicarboxylic acid-CoA synthetase
dicarboxylic acid cycle
dicarboxylic acids
dicast (current term)
dicasteries
dicastery
dicastic
dicasts
dication
dicationic
dications
dice
dice box
dice cup
dice run
dice runs
dice snake
dice snakes

Literary usage of Dicast

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1. The Politics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1885)
"properly drawn, the dicast can always say ' yes' or ' no' without committing perjury. ... dicast ..."

2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"To meet this difficulty, bj'siui suggests that each dicast had, ... Directions as to voting may be given In two ways : either the dicast is told which of ..."

3. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities by Harry Thurston Peck (1897)
"For an alimón to attempt to earn the dicast's fee was a capital offence, and a case is mentioned in which this law was actually carried out ..."

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