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No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated.
Seneca
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Etymology

From French discours, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] discursus.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
discourse

Plural
s

discourse (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Verbal exchange, conversation.
  2. (uncountable) Verbal expression, either in speech or writing.
  3. (countable) A formal lengthy exposition of some subject, either spoken or written.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An institutionalized way of thinking, a social boundary defining what can be said about a specific topic (after Michel Foucault).

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Verb

Infinitive
to discourse

Third person singular
discours

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to discourse (third-person singular simple present discours, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.
  2. (intransitive) To write or speak formally and at length.

Synonyms

  • (engage in discussion or conversation): converse, talk
  • (write or speak formally and at length):

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