Deem v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deemed p. pr. & vb. n. Deeming.]
1. To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn. [Obs.]
Claudius . . . Was demed for to hang upon a tree. --Chaucer.
2. To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in opinion; to regard.
For never can I deem him less him less than god. --Dryden.