- Scots Law. to enter a judicial decree.
- Archaic. to discern.
Origin of decern
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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- Scots law to decree or adjudge
- an archaic spelling of discern
C15: from Old French decerner, from Latin dēcernere to judge, from cernere to discern
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