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decern

[dih-surn] /dɪˈsɜrn/
verb (used without object)
1.
Scots Law. to enter a judicial decree.
verb (used with object)
2.
Archaic. to discern.
Origin of decern
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English decernen to decide < Old French decerner < Latin dēcernere, equivalent to dē- de- + cernere to separate, decide
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  • Pithagoras you say alowes not that musik is decerned by eares, but hee wisheth us to assend unto the sky and marke that harmony.

British Dictionary definitions for decerned

decern

/dɪˈsɜːn/
verb (transitive)
1.
(Scots law) to decree or adjudge
2.
an archaic spelling of discern
Word Origin
C15: from Old French decerner, from Latin dēcernere to judge, from cernere to discern
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