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rencontre

[ren-kon-ter; French rahn-kawn-truh] /rɛnˈkɒn tər; French rɑ̃ˈkɔ̃ trə/
noun, plural rencontres
[ren-kon-terz; French rahn-kawn-truh] /rɛnˈkɒn tərz; French rɑ̃ˈkɔ̃ trə/ (Show IPA)
Origin
< French
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  • rencontre, both my interpreters in the late council and in both.
British Dictionary definitions for rencontre

rencounter

/rɛnˈkaʊntə/
noun
1.
an unexpected meeting
2.
a hostile clash, as of two armies, adversaries, etc; skirmish
verb
3.
to meet (someone) unexpectedly
Word Origin
C16: from French rencontre, from rencontrer; see encounter
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