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  • n. Plural form of dicast.


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  • At Athens the free citizens constitutionally sworn and impannelled sat as "dicasts"


  • And knowledge is not true opinion; for the Athenian dicasts have true opinion but not knowledge.


  • Any particular board of dicasts formed a “dicastery.”


  • At Athens the free citizens constitutionally sworn and impannelled sat as “dicasts” (“jurymen,” or rather as a bench of judges) to hear cases (dikai).


  • Socrates used to practice speaking, he who talked as he did to the tyrants, to the dicasts, he who talked in his prison.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • For the power does not reside in the dicast, or senator, or ecclesiast, but in the court, and the senate, and the assembly, of which individual senators, or ecclesiasts, or dicasts, are only parts or members.


  • Thebans, who set up the statues of their dicasts without hands, in marble, silver, or gold, according to their merit, even after their death.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • At Athens, pay was instituted for the dicasts or jurors of the popular courts, which made it possible for the poorest citizens to serve.

    d. The First Peloponnesian War

  • Down with the dicasts! away with them, away with them!

    The Wasps

  • Take from this sum the annual pay of the dicasts; they number six thousand, and there have never been more in this town; so therefore it is one hundred and fifty talents that come to you.

    The Wasps


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