dis·​cept | \ də̇ˈsept \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of discept

: debate, discuss, disagree as he discepts and distinguishes, classifies his kinds of tragedy, his orders of comedyTimes Literary Supplement

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History and Etymology for discept

Latin disceptare to separate, decide between, debate, from dis- apart + -ceptare (from captare to chase, strive to seize)

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“Discept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discept. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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