dicastery definition

  • noun:
    • a phrase utilized by the Vatican corresponding to ministry or department as subdivisions associated with the papal curia, referring to the administrative divisions for the Vatican city-state, in addition to strictly ecclesiastical departments; more regularly called congregation.
    • A judicial human anatomy regarding the old Athenian state, composed of dicasts.
    • A court of justice; judgment hall.
    • In Greek antiquity, a court of justice; particularly, in Athens, the process of law which dicasts sat; therefore, the courtroom or body of dicasts on their own.
    • A term utilized by the Vatican matching to ministry or department as subdivisions of papal curia, talking about the administrative divisions associated with Vatican city-state, as well as purely ecclesiastical divisions; more often called congregation.
    • A judicial human anatomy of old Athenian state, composed of dicasts.
    • A court of justice; judgment hall.
    • In Greek antiquity, a court of justice; particularly, in Athens, one of the courts which dicasts sat; thus, the judge or human anatomy of dicasts themselves.

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