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dicastery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n dicastery A court of justice; judgment hall.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dicastery 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. The dicastery differed from the modern jury in that the former may be regarded as the whole body of citizens represented by a numerous section sitting in judgment, while the jury is a group of peers, originally also friends or acquaintances, of the parties concerned.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dicastery their court
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. dikasth`rion, fr. dikasth`s juryman. See Dicast
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dikastēs, dikē, justice.

Usage

In literature:

It is, in my judgment, a mistake to suppose that Solon transferred the judicial power of the archons to a popular dicastery.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
She, too, was tried for impiety before the dicastery.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
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In news:

Pope Benedict XVI held a meeting this morning with heads of the various dicasteries of the Roman Curia and will be meeting six other cardinals later this evening.
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