dis- +‎ current


discurrent (comparative more discurrent, superlative most discurrent)

  1. (obsolete) Not current or free to circulate; not in use.
    • 1605, Sir Edwin Sandys, Europae Speculum [A Relation of the State of Religion in Europe], in Mary Ellen Henley, Sir Edwin Sandy's Europae Speculum: a Critical Edition (2001)
      Which made me entertein this suspicious conjecture, that it might be their care that no part of the Protestant positions and allegations should be knowne they were so exact, as to make discurrent in some sort even those very books which were constreined to recite them, that they might refute them, in such wise as not to suffer them to be commonly salable, but only to such or in such places as the superiours should thinke meet.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for discurrent in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




  1. third-person plural future active indicative of discurrō