A.suit to decide between claimants, e.g. to an estate, “δ. κλήρου” D.44.7; to a wardship, “δ. ἐπιτροπῆς” Arist.Ath.56.6; to exemption from a λειτουργία, D.28.17, cf. Lys.17.1, D.24.13, etc.; “τὴν δ. ποιεῖσθαι” IG12(5).722.48 (Andros); esp. of judicial inquiries relating to naval matters, D.47.26, Arist. Ath.61.1.
2. judicial decision or settlement, X.Cyr.8.1.18, OGI 437.78.
3. metaph., δ. τῷ βήματι πρὸς τὸ στρατήγιον dispute between the orators and the board of generals, Aeschin.3.146: generally, τὴν τῶν ἀριστείων δ. the competition for public honours, Pl. Lg.952d, cf. Polem.Call.53.