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1. Verbal expression in speech or writing: political discourse.
2. Verbal exchange or conversation: listened to their discourse on foreign policy.
3. A formal, lengthy treatment of a subject, either written or spoken.
4. Archaic The process or power of reasoning.
v. (dĭ-skôrs′) dis·coursed, dis·cours·ing, dis·cours·es
1. To speak or write formally and at length. See Synonyms at speak.
2. To engage in conversation or discussion; converse: "The two men walked around the city and discoursed on its antiquities" (Michael Wood).
v.tr. Archaic
To narrate or discuss.

[Middle English discours, process of reasoning, from Medieval Latin discursus, from Latin, a running about, from past participle of discurrere, to run about : dis-, apart; see dis- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·cours′er n.
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But the consequence are not just limited to literature, it is conceivable that this linguistic nuance accounts in part for a discourser's relationship to the past, with a Russian discourser being the most confident of his past and closely attached to its message because of tense; in German, after the development of a past tense form of gid and narrated monologue (erlebte Rede), the past could be corrupted but still contain messages in eternal subjunctive gid that speak to readers in the present.