desister (c.1230)

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desister (c.1230)

[ FEW: 3,54a desistere; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,342b desister; TL: 2,1619 desister; DEAF: ; DMF:  désister; TLF:  désister; OED:  desist v.; MED:  desisten v.; DMLBS: 630c desistere ]


1to desist, leave off
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Lur feu n’estaint, verm ne desist  2072
( 1361 )  requiert le roi d'Engleterre que [...] le roi de France sursesse et se desporte de user juridiccion [...] et q’il veulle desistier de resceivere, oyr qerils et apeulx des ditz subgiz  12.16
( 1377 )  les prelatz [...] sont maliciousement compulsez a desister & cesser outrément es choses desusdites  ii 5 xiii
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