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DERAIGN Definition & Legal Meaning

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Seems to mean, literally, to confound aud disorder, or to turn out ofcourse, or displace; as deraignmeut or departure out of religion, in St. 31 lieu. VIII. c.6. In the common law, the word is used generally in the sense of to prove; viz., toderaigu a right, deraign the warranty, etc. Glanv. lib. 2, c. 6; Fitzh. Nat Brev. 146.Perhaps this word “deraigu,” and the word “deraigumeut” derived from it, may be usedin the sense of to prove and a proving, by disproving of what is asserted in oppositionto truth and fact Jacob.


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