daysman

daysman

[deyz-muhn]
noun, plural daysmen. Archaic.
an umpire; mediator.

Origin:
1480–90; day + ’s1 + -man; compare day to submit for arbitration, apparently v. use of day

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an umpire or arbiter or judge (Job 9:33). This word is formed from the Latin diem dicere, i.e., to fix a day for hearing a cause. Such an one is empowered by mutual consent to decide the cause, and to "lay his hand", i.e., to impose his authority, on both, and enforce his sentence.

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