deraign

1 of 2

transitive verb (1)

de·​raign
də̇ˈrān,
dē-
-ed/-ing/-s
archaic
: to defend or prove (a claim) or settle (a dispute) especially in personal combat

deraign

2 of 2

transitive verb (2)

"
-ed/-ing/-s
archaic
: to discharge from a religious order
deraignment noun
plural -s
obsolete

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb (1)

Middle English dereynen, deraynen, from Old French deraisnier to defend, champion, from de- + raisnier to speak, plead, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin rationare, from Latin ration-, ratio reckoning, calculation, reason

Transitive verb (2)

Middle French desrengier to get out of place, disarrange

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“Deraign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deraign. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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