Detrect De*trect", v. t. [L. detrectare; de + tractare, intens. of trahere to draw.] To refuse; to decline. [Obs.] ``To detrect the battle.'' --Holinshed.

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  • detrect — transitive verb Etymology: Latin detrectare, detractare, from de from, away + tractare to pull violently more at de , treat obsolete : to draw back from : refuse …   Useful english dictionary

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