Mes*prise"\, n. [OF. mespris, F. m['e]pris. See Misprize.]

1. Contempt; scorn. [Obs.]

2. [Perh. for F. m['e]prise mistake. Cf. Misprision.] Misadventure; ill-success. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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