), an action which might be brought before the
) at Athens, against all persons who neglected to pass
their accounts when their term of office expired. The punishment was atimia.
Though the action was a public one, the
grammarians agree in calling it δίκη,
: and this is preferred by
Westermann ap. Pauly, ed. 2. (Suidas; Hesych.; Etym. M.
v.; Pollux, 8.54; Lex. Rhet.
p. 664, ed. Pors.)