Definition for DE-MEAN'

DE-MEAN', v.t.1 [Fr. demener; Norm. demesner, demener, to lead, to manage, to govern, to stir; It. menare; Sp. menear.]

  1. To behave; to carry; to conduct; with the reciprocal pronoun; as, it is our duty to demean ourselves with humility.
  2. To treat. – Spenser.

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