with the by-form ἀπόφανσις
), a declaration,
was--(1) The proclamation of the decision which the majority of the judges
came to at the end of a trial, and was apparently made by a herald under the
direction of the presiding magistrate (Lucian, pro Imagin.
§ 29). The decisions of arbitrators (διαιτηταὶ
) were called by the same name (Dem. c.
p. 899, § § 20, 21). (2) Such
proclamations being generally made on court days, ἀπόφασις
came to mean the day on which the trial took
place. (Dem. c. Everg.
p. 1153.45.) (3) The word was also
employed to indicate the account of a person's property, which was obliged
to be given when an antidosis
was demanded. [ANTIDOSIS