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remise

[ri-mahyz] /rɪˈmaɪz/
verb (used with object), remised, remising. Law.
1.
to give up a claim to; surrender by deed.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; < Middle French, feminine past participle of remettre to put back, deliver < Latin remittere to remit
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remise

/rɪˈmaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (law) to give up or relinquish (a right, claim, etc); surrender
2.
(fencing) to make a renewed thrust on the same lunge after the first has missed
noun
3.
(fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge after the first has missed
4.
(obsolete) a hired carriage
5.
(obsolete) a coach house
Word Origin
C17: from French remettre to put back, from Latin remittere to send back, from re- + mittere to send
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v.

in law, "give up, surrender, make over to another," late 15c., from noun remise, from Old French remise, past participle of remettre "to send back," from Latin remittere (see remit). Related: Remised; remising.

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