verb (used with object)
- to collect a debt from (the person primarily liable) before proceeding against the person secondarily liable.
- to execute against the movable property of (a debtor) before proceeding against the debtor's immovable property, as land.
Origin of discuss
Examples from the Web for discuss
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department refused to discuss the case on the record.Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You were there at my invitation to discuss issues with your constituents.
The WHO has agreed to meet with Yang and a number of Chinese NGOs to discuss a broader ruling on the practice.
Lometcha refuses to discuss the earlier history of Belgika—more than once he retorts, “Ask the Belgians!”
The Daily Beast sat down with Burton to discuss Big Eyes and his beautiful, dark, twisted career.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would have preferred to discuss something more personal than his mining affairs.For the Allinson Honor|Harold Bindloss
The duty he had felt forced to do had been too painful in its nature to make him willing to discuss it even after it was over.An Unoficial Patriot|Helen Gardener
I cannot pretend to discuss the subject fully in a mere note, even if I were otherwise competent to do it.The Christian Life|Thomas Arnold
He did not care to discuss his Colonel's orders with this pretty little Bacchante.Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
Accordingly, I will discuss separately default in respect of Reparation, and other defaults.A Revision of the Treaty|John Maynard Keynes
British Dictionary definitions for discuss
Word Origin for discuss
Word Origin and History for discuss
mid-14c., "to examine, investigate," from Latin discuss-, past participle stem of discutere "to dash to pieces, agitate," in Late Latin and Vulgar Latin also "to discuss, investigate" (see discussion). Meaning "examine by argument, debate" is from mid-15c. Related: Discussed; discussing.