Definition for DE-TAIL'

DE-TAIL', v.t. [Fr. detailler, to cut in pieces; de and tailler, to cut, Sp. tallar, It. tagliarie.]

  1. To relate, report, or narrate in particulars; to recite the particulars of; to particularize; to relate minutely and distinctly; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.
  2. To select, as an officer or soldier from a division, brigade, regiment, or battalion. – Law of Massachusetts.

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