revenant

[rev-uh-nuhnt]
noun
1.
a person who returns.
2.
a person who returns as a spirit after death; ghost.

Origin:
1820–30; < French: ghost, noun use of present participle of revenir to return, equivalent to re- re- + ven(ir) to come (< Latin venīre) + -ant -ant

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revenant (ˈrɛvɪnənt)
 
n
something, esp a ghost, that returns
 
[C19: from French: ghost, from revenir to come back, from Latin revenīre, from re- + venīre to come]

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In these cases researchers were able to exorcise the revenant by proving the value and safety of their work.
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