Deduct De*duct", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deducting}.] [L. deductus, p. p. of deducere to deduct. See {Deduce}.] 1. To lead forth or out. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A people deducted out of the city of Philippos. --Udall. [1913 Webster]

2. To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering, estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with from or out of. [1913 Webster]

Deduct what is but vanity, or dress. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Two and a half per cent should be deducted out of the pay of the foreign troops. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

We deduct from the computation of our years that part of our time which is spent in . . . infancy. --Norris. [1913 Webster]

3. To reduce; to diminish. [Obs.] ``Do not deduct it to days.'' --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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