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decern

[ dih-surn ]
/ dɪˈsɜrn /
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verb (used without object)

Scots Law. to enter a judicial decree.

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to discern.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for decern

decern
/ (dɪˈsɜːn) /

verb (tr)

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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