Deprehending
Deprehend Dep`re*hend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deprehended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deprehending}.] [L. deprehendere, deprehensum; de- + prehendere to lay hold of, seize. See {Prehensile}.] 1. To take unawares or by surprise; to seize, as a person commiting an unlawful act; to catch; to apprehend. [1913 Webster]

The deprehended adulteress.Jer. --Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. To detect; to discover; to find out. [1913 Webster]

The motion . . . are to be deprehended by experience. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Deprehend — Dep re*hend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deprehended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deprehending}.] [L. deprehendere, deprehensum; de + prehendere to lay hold of, seize. See {Prehensile}.] 1. To take unawares or by surprise; to seize, as a person commiting an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deprehended — Deprehend Dep re*hend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deprehended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deprehending}.] [L. deprehendere, deprehensum; de + prehendere to lay hold of, seize. See {Prehensile}.] 1. To take unawares or by surprise; to seize, as a person… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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