- law to contest (a claim, suit, etc)
- to arrange (soldiers) for battle
Word Origin for deraign
C13: from Old French deraisnier to defend, from Vulgar Latin ratiōnāre (unattested) to reason
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Historical Examples of deraign
If it had not, the question was ended; if it had, then we could proceed to deraign to those properly entitled to it.