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(διάλυσις; diálysis).

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[1] Procedural law

The procedural law of the Greek states was based on the principle of the reconciliation of both parties involved (διαλύειν, dialýein). Only after the failure of that step a formal verdict was to decide on the matter. Dialysis proceedings thus constituted the first procedural step in ‘preliminary proceedings’, irrespective of whether heard by a magistrate ( anákrisis ) or by public or private  diaitētaí , in international arbitratio…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Dialysis”, 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 22 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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