Darraign
Darraign Dar"raign, Darrain Dar"rain,, v. t. [OF. deraisnier to explain, defend, to maintain in legal action by proof and reasonings, LL. derationare; de- + rationare to discourse, contend in law, fr. L. ratio reason, in LL., legal cause. Cf. {Arraign}, and see {Reason}.] 1. To make ready to fight; to array. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Darrain your battle, for they are at hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat. [Obs.] ``To darrain the battle.'' --Chaucer . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • darraign — To prepare for combat, or decide by combat …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • darraign — /dəˈreɪn/ (say duh rayn) verb (t) → deraign …   Australian English dictionary

  • darraign — /dareyn/ To clear a legal account; to answer an accusation; to settle a controversy …   Black's law dictionary

  • darraign — /dareyn/ To clear a legal account; to answer an accusation; to settle a controversy …   Black's law dictionary

  • darraign — Same as deraign …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Darrain — Darraign Dar raign, Darrain Dar rain,, v. t. [OF. deraisnier to explain, defend, to maintain in legal action by proof and reasonings, LL. derationare; de + rationare to discourse, contend in law, fr. L. ratio reason, in LL., legal cause. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deraign — De*raign , Derain De*rain , v. t. [See {Darraign}.] (Old Law) To prove or to refute by proof; to clear (one s self). [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deraignment — De*raign ment, Derainment De*rain ment, n. [See {Darraign}.] 1. The act of deraigning. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The renunciation of religious or monastic vows. [Obs.] Blount. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Derain — Deraign De*raign , Derain De*rain , v. t. [See {Darraign}.] (Old Law) To prove or to refute by proof; to clear (one s self). [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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