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di·cast  audio  (dkst, dkst) KEY 

NOUN:
One of the 6,000 citizens chosen each year in ancient Athens to sit in the law courts, with functions resembling those of a judge and juror.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek dikasts, judge, from dikazein, to judge, from dik, right, custom; see deik- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
di·castic(Adjective)


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