recommencement

commencement

[kuh-mens-muhnt]
noun
1.
an act or instance of commencing; beginning: the commencement of hostilities.
2.
the ceremony of conferring degrees or granting diplomas at the end of the academic year.
3.
the day on which this ceremony takes place.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French. See commence, -ment

noncommencement, noun
recommencement, noun
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commencement (kəˈmɛnsmənt)
 
n
1.  the beginning; start
2.  a.  (US), (Canadian) a ceremony for the presentation of awards at secondary schools
 b.  (US) a ceremony for the conferment of academic degrees

recommence (ˌriːkəˈmɛns)
 
vb
to begin or commence again
 
recom'mencement
 
n

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commencement
mid-13c., from O.Fr. comencement (Mod.Fr. commencement), from comencier (see commence).
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