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de·cant

(dē-kant'),
To pour off gently the upper clear portion of a fluid, leaving the sediment in the vessel.
[Mediev. L. decantho, fr. de- + canthus, the beak of a jug, fr. G. kanthos, corner of the eye]

decant

the process of separating fluid from a solid sediment by pouring off the top liquid layer.

decant

Medspeak-UK
A fanciful term for the movement of inpatients to another block of beds or location during periods of upgrading and maintenance.

Mixology
To pour a liquid, often understood to be wine, from a vessel containing both clear liquid at the top and undesirable sediment at the bottom.

decant

(dē-kănt′) [L. de, from, + canthus, rim of a vessel]
To pour off liquid so the sediment remains in the bottom of the container.
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103) Delaware allows a trustee to decant if the trustee possesses any discretionary authority to invade principal.
104) Following Delaware, Tennessee permits a trustee to decant if the trustee has any discretionary power to invade trust principal.
The statutes also clarify that a spendthrift provision does not defeat a trustee's power to decant.
Seeking judicial approval of a trustee's decision to decant is optional.
126) In a trust decanting situation, whether or not court supervision is undertaken, the Virtual Representation Statutes must be followed with care in order to ensure that proper notice of the Trustee's proposal to decant is given.
In fact, unlike trust reformations, decanting cannot even be initiated by a beneficiary; the power to decant is a trustee power and is exercisable only by the trustee, whether or not a beneficiary consents, agrees, or approves.