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Diagraphein, diagraphe
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(διαγράφειν, διαγραφή; diagráphein, diagraphḗ).

(1) In Attic procedural law, diagraphḗ referred to the deletion of a suit from the court list after the prosecutor had either abandoned the case or failed to pay the court fees, or if the defendant objected to the admissibility of the action either by  paragraphḗ (παραγραφή) or by  diamartyría (διαμαρτυρία).

(2) The term diagraphḗ is also used for the registration of shares in mines leased from the polis, with their respective boundaries, in a register (Harpocr. s.v. διαγραφή).

(3) Additionally, it is a banking ter…

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Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), “Diagraphein, diagraphe”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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