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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deem \Deem\ (d[=e]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deemed (d[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Deeming.] [OE. demen to judge, condemn, AS. d[=e]man, fr. d[=o]m doom; akin to OFries. d[=e]ma, OS. ad[=o]mian, D. doemen, OHG. tuommen, Icel. d[ae]ma, Sw. d["o]mma, Dan. d["o]mme, Goth. d[=o]mjan. See Doom, n., and cf. Doom, v.] 1. To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Claudius . . . Was demed for to hang upon a tree. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in opinion; to regard. [1913 Webster] For never can I deem him less him less than god. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]