/duy"kast, dik"ast/, n.
(in ancient Athens) a citizen eligible to sit as a judge.
[1700-10; < Gk dikastés a juryman, equiv. to *dikad-, base of dikázein to judge, determine (deriv. of díke right, law, order) + -tes agentive suffix]

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