DERAIGN

Definition of DERAIGN in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DERAIGN

Apparently, literally, to confound, and disorder, or to turn out of course, or displace; as deraignment or departure out of religion, in St. 31 Hen. VIII. c. 6. In the common law, the word is used generally in the sense of to prove; viz., to deraign a right, deraign the warranty, etc. Glanv. lib. 2, c. 6; Fitzh.Nat.Brev. 146. Perhaps this word "deraign," and the word "deraignment," derived from it, may be used in the sense of to prove and a proving, by disproving of what is asserted in opposition to truth and fact. Jacob. It is used as referring to a decree "which deraigns his title from a false source." Paxson v. Brown, 61 F. 874, 884, 10 C.C.A. 135.

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