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.
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The deprehended adulteress.Jer.
Taylor.
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2. To detect; to discover; to find out.
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The motion . . . are to be deprehended by experience.
Bacon.
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