rancelled; rancelled; rancelling; rancels

Definition of rancel

obsolete Scottish
: to search thoroughly : ransack

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History and Etymology for rancel

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic reynsla experience, trial & Norwegian røynsla experience, from Old Norse reyna to experience, examine, search, causative-denominative raun attempt, trial, experience; akin to Greek ereunan to seek, search for, ereuna inquiry, search

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“Rancel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rancel. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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