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refund1

[v. ri-fuhnd, ree-fuhnd; n. ree-fuhnd] /v. rɪˈfʌnd, ˈri fʌnd; n. ˈri fʌnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to give back or restore (especially money); repay.
2.
to make repayment to; reimburse.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make repayment.
noun
4.
an act or instance of refunding.
5.
an amount refunded.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English refunden (v.) < Latin refundere to pour back, equivalent to re- re- + fundere to pour; see found3
Related forms
refundable, adjective
refundability, noun
refunder, noun
refundment, noun
nonrefundability, noun
nonrefundable, adjective
unrefundable, adjective

refund2

[ree-fuhnd] /riˈfʌnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to fund anew.
2.
Finance.
  1. to meet (a matured debt structure) by new borrowing, especially through issuance of bonds.
  2. to replace (an old issue) with a new one.
Origin
1855-60; re- + fund
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British Dictionary definitions for re-fund

re-fund

/riːˈfʌnd/
verb (transitive) (finance)
1.
to discharge (an old or matured debt) by new borrowing, as by a new bond issue
2.
to replace (an existing bond issue) with a new one
Word Origin
C20: from re- + fund

refund

verb (transitive) (rɪˈfʌnd)
1.
to give back (money), as when an article purchased is unsatisfactory
2.
to reimburse (a person)
noun (ˈriːˌfʌnd)
3.
return of money to a purchaser or the amount so returned
Derived Forms
refundable, adjective
refunder, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin refundere to pour back, from re- + fundere to pour
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Word Origin and History for re-fund
v.

1860, from re- + fund. Related: Re-funded; re-funding.

refund

v.

"to give back, restore," early 15c. (earlier "to pour back," late 14c.), from Old French refunder "restore" and directly from Latin refundere "give back, restore, return," literally "pour back, flow back," from re- "back" (see re-) + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)). Specifically of money from 1550s. Related: Refunded; refunding.

n.

"a return of money paid," 1782, from refund (v.).

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