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Lewis : dica

dica, dĭca, ae, f., = δίκη, law t. t., a lawsuit, judicial process, action. Usually in the phrase dicam scribere (alicui) = δίκην γράφειν τινί, to bring an action against any one, Plaut. Aul. 4, 10, 30; Ter. Ph. 1, 2, 77; 2, 2, 15; Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 14, § 37; 2, 2, 17, § 42: subscribere, Plaut. Poen. 3, 6, 5; and stronger, impingere, to bring a heavy action against one, Ter. Ph. 2, 3, 92: e lege Rupilia sortiri dicas oportere, to select the jury by lot, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 17.