Definitions

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  • v. Obsolete spelling of darrain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make ready to fight; to array.
  • transitive v. To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as deraign.

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Examples

  • Then they farewelled him and went down to look after the safety of their troops; and they ceased not to keep up the fires till the morning rose with its sheen and shone, when the fighting-men mounted their horses of noble strain and smote one another with thin-edged skean and with brawn of bill they thrust amain nor did they cease that day battle to darraign.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • To darraign was derationare, to bring them to a decision.

    Playful Poems

  • a hauberk of gold set with jewels, and he bore a trident spear, as he were Iblis the damned on the day of drewing out his hosts war to darraign.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • a trident spear, as he were Iblis the damned on the day of drewing out his hosts war to darraign.

    Arabian nights. English

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  • 1. To make ready to fight; to array
    2. To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat.

    July 12, 2009

  • 1. To make ready to fight; to array
    2. To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat.

    June 8, 2008