2922. kritérion
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kritérion: a law court
Original Word: κριτήριον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: kritérion
Phonetic Spelling: (kree-tay'-ree-on)
Short Definition: criterion, a law-court
Definition: criterion; a law-court; a law-case before an arbiter; a cause, controversy.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from krités
a law court
NASB Translation
court (1), law courts (2).

STRONGS NT 2922: κριτήριον

κριτήριον, κριτηρίου, τό (from κριτηρ, equivalent to κριτής);

1. properly, the instrument or means of trying or judging anything; the rule by which one judges (Plato, Plutarch, others).

2. the place where judgment is given; the tribunal of a judge; a bench of judges: plural, 1 Corinthians 6:2; James 2:6 (the Sept.; Plato, Polybius, Plutarch, others).

3. in an exceptional usage, the matter judged, thing to be decided, suit, case: plural 1 Corinthians 6:4 (this sense is denied by many; cf. e. g. Meyer on 1 Corinthians 6:2).

a law court, tribunal

Neuter of a presumed derivative of krites; a rule of judging ("criterion"), i.e. (by implication) a tribunal -- to judge, judgment (seat).

see GREEK krites

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