1. of magistrates after election, to see if they fulfil the legal requirements of legitimacy, full citizenship, etc., “ἡ δ. τῶν στρατηγῶν” Lys.15.2, cf. 16.9 (pl.); “τῶν ἱερέων” Pl.Lg.759d; “δ. εἰσάγειν ταῖς ἀρχαῖς” Arist.Ath.59.4 (pl.), cf. IG 22.856,980.
4. δ. τῶν ῥητόρων a judicial process to determine the right of a man to speak in the ἐκκλησία or in the law-courts, Aeschin.1.2.
5. examination of recruits, PLond.3.982.6 (iv A. D.).