Definition for DEP-RE-HEND'

DEP-RE-HEND', v.t. [L. deprehendo; de and prehendo, to take or seize.]

  1. To catch; to take unawares or by surprise, to seize, as a person committing an unlawful act. – More. Hooker.
  2. To detect; to discover; to obtain the knowledge of. – Bacon.

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