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rendition

[ren-dish-uh n] /rɛnˈdɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
the act of rendering.
2.
a translation.
3.
an interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.
4.
the legal procedure or process of sending a suspected criminal to another country to be interrogated or detained, usually for law-enforcement purposes.
See also extradition.
5.
Archaic. surrender.
Origin of rendition
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Middle French, alteration of reddition (< Middle English reddicion) < Late Latin redditiōn- (stem of redditiō), equivalent to Latin reddit(us) (past participle of reddere; see render1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonrendition, noun
Synonyms
1. interpretation, version.
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rendition

/rɛnˈdɪʃən/
noun
1.
a performance of a musical composition, dramatic role, etc
2.
a translation of a text
3.
the act of rendering
4.
(archaic) surrender
verb
5.
(transitive) to subject (a person) to extraordinary rendition
Word Origin
C17: from obsolete French, from Late Latin redditiō see render
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Word Origin and History for rendition
n.

c.1600, "surrender of a place or possession," from obsolete French rendition "a rendering," noun of action from Old French rendre "to deliver, to yield" (see render (v.)). Meaning "translation" first recorded 1650s; that of "an acting, a performing" first recorded 1858, American English.

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