verb (used without object)
Scots Law. to enter a judicial decree.
Origin of decern
1400–50; late Middle English decernen
to decide < Old French decerner
< Latin dēcernere,
equivalent to dē- de-
to separate, decide
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Examples from the Web for decern
Historical Examples of decern
It happened at one time he heard his mother (for see neither of them could, as to decern in so dark a place) bemoan her condition.
Noo, I would be greatly obligated if ye would expone to me the nice point, that I may be able to decern accordingly.
British Dictionary definitions for decern
Scots law to decree or adjudge
Word Origin for decern
C15: from Old French decerner, from Latin dēcernere to judge, from cernere to discern
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