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From Latin dissertus, past participle of disserere, from 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.
    • Francis Jeffrey
      This, we are persuaded, is the true key to the greater part of the peculiarities of the author before us; and though we have disserted upon it a little longer than was necessary, we really think it may enable our readers to comprehend him []

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