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From gain- +‎ set.


gainset (third-person singular simple present gainsetteth, present participle gainsetting, simple past and past participle gainset)

  1. (transitive) To set over against; oppose.
    • between 1305 and 1350, Richard Rolle, The Fire of Love:
      Forsooth some gainsetting say: active life is more fruitful; for it does works of mercy, it preaches and works other such deeds; [...]