Definition for DIS-CRIM'IN-ATE

DIS-CRIM'IN-ATE, v.t. [L. discrimino, from discrimen, difference, distinction; dis and crimen, differently applied; coinciding with the sense of Gr. διακρινω, κρινω, L. cerno.]

  1. To distinguish; to observe the difference between; as, we may usually discriminate true from false modesty.
  2. To separate; to select from others; to make a distinction between; as, in the last judgment, the righteous will be discriminated from the wicked.
  3. To mark with notes of difference; to distinguish by some note or mark. We discriminate animals by names, as nature has discriminated them by different shapes and habits.

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