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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·duct v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Deducting.]
 1. To lead forth or out. [Obs.]
    A people deducted out of the city of Philippos.   --Udall.
 2. To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering, estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with from or out of.
    Deduct what is but vanity, or dress.   --Pope.
    Two and a half per cent should be deducted out of the pay of the foreign troops.   --Bp. Burnet.
    We deduct from the computation of our years that part of our time which is spent in . . . infancy.
 3. To reduce; to diminish. [Obs.] “Do not deduct it to days.”