darrain

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Etymology[edit]

From deraisnier (to explain, defend, to maintain in legal action by proof and reasonings), from Late Latin derationare (to discourse, contend in law).

Verb[edit]

darrain (third-person singular simple present darrains, present participle darraining, simple past and past participle darrained)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make ready to fight; to arm oneself for combat.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat.

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