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From Latin dis- + terra (earth, country); compare Spanish and Portuguese desterrar.


dister (third-person singular simple present disters, present participle disterring, simple past and past participle disterred)

  1. (obsolete) To banish or drive from a country.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dister in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)