decern

decern

[dih-surn]
verb (used without object)
1.
Scots Law. to enter a judicial decree.
verb (used with object)
2.
Archaic. to discern.

Origin:
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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decern (dɪˈsɜːn)
 
vb
1.  Scots law to decree or adjudge
2.  an archaic spelling of discern
 
[C15: from Old French decerner, from Latin dēcernere to judge, from cernere to discern]

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