deraign

/dəˈreɪn/ (say duh'rayn)

verb (t) Obsolete
to dispose troops for (battle).
Also, darraign. {Middle English dereyne(n), from Old French deraisnier render an account of, explain, defend, from de- de- + raisnier discourse, plead, from raison, from Latin ratio reckoning. Compare arraign}
deraignment, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Deraign — De*raign , Derain De*rain , v. t. [See {Darraign}.] (Old Law) To prove or to refute by proof; to clear (one s self). [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deraign — v. a. == try, prove. RG. 285. Fr. desraigner …   Oldest English Words

  • deraign — v. appeal a lawsuit; justify a lawsuit; deploy military troops …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deraign — de·raign …   English syllables

  • deraign — /dareyn/ To prove; to vindicate; to disprove allegations …   Black's law dictionary

  • deraign — To prove; to prove in detail; to vindicate; to prove by disproving the allegations of an adversary …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • deraign — I. də̇ˈrān, dē transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English dereynen, deraynen, from Old French deraisnier to defend, champion, from de + raisnier to speak, plead, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin rationare, from Latin ration , ratio… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Derain — Deraign De*raign , Derain De*rain , v. t. [See {Darraign}.] (Old Law) To prove or to refute by proof; to clear (one s self). [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • justify — v 1. warrant, authorize, legitimate, legitimatize, legalize; substantiate, give sufficient grounds for, show just cause, give reasons for; explain, tell one s story, rationalize, apologize, extenuate, palliate, make excuses, Inf. alibi, Inf. do a …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • vindicate — v 1. acquit, clear, clear [s.o. s] name, exonerate, exculpate, prove or declare innocent, uphold innocence, pronounce not guilty; remove guilt, free from blame, absolve. 2. justify, show just cause, warrant, authorize; substantiate, prove, verify …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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