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Latin dissertus, past participle of disserere; dis- + serere to join, connect: compare French disserter. See series.


dissert (third-person singular simple present disserts, present participle disserting, simple past and past participle disserted)

  1. To discourse or dispute; to discuss.
    We have disserted upon it a little longer than was necessary. — Jeffrey.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.