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- n. A term used by the Vatican corresponding to ministry or department as subdivisions of the papal curia, referring to the administrative departments of the Vatican City State, as well as strictly ecclesiastical departments; more often termed congregation.
- n. A judicial body of the ancient Athenian state, made up of dicasts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A court of justice; judgment hall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, a court of justice; especially, in Athens, one of the courts in which dicasts sat; hence, the court or body of dicasts themselves.
Greek dikastes, 'judges', from dike 'right, custom, judgement' (Wiktionary)