Definitions

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  • verb obsolete, transitive To make ready to fight; to arm oneself for combat.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat.

Etymologies

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From deraisnier ("to explain, defend, to maintain in legal action by proof and reasonings"), from Late Latin derationare ("to discourse, contend in law").

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