remise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n remise (fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte)
    • n remise a small building for housing coaches and carriages and other vehicles
    • n remise an expensive or high-class hackney
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Remise (Law) A giving or granting back; surrender; return; release, as of a claim.
    • Remise A house for covered carriages; a chaise house.
    • Remise A livery carriage of a kind superior to an ordinary fiacre; -- so called because kept in a remise.
    • v. t Remise To send, give, or grant back; to release a claim to; to resign or surrender by deed; to return.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n remise In law, a granting back; a surrender; release, as of a claim.
    • n remise A livery-carriage: so called (for French voiture de remise) as kept in a carriage-house, and distinguished from a fiacre or hackney-coach, which is found on a stand in the public street.
    • n remise In fencing, a second thrust which hits the mark after the first thrust has missed, made while the fencer is extended in the lunge. In modern fencing for points the remise is discoursed, being often ignored by judges as a count, because greater elegance and fairness are obtained if the fencer returns to his guard when his first thrust has not reached, and parries the return blow of his opponent.
    • remise To send back; remit.
    • remise To give or grant back; release a claim to; resign or surrender by deed.
    • n remise A carriage-house in which a remise is kept.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Remise rē-mīz′ to send or give back: to release, as a claim
    • n Remise (law) return or surrender, as of a claim: an effective second thrust after the first has missed: a livery-carriage
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. remise, delivery, surrender, fr. remettre, to put back, deliver, L. remittere,. See Remit

Usage

In literature:

Before I went in to present myself, I went to look in the remises at his carriage.
"Barry Lyndon" by William Makepeace Thackeray
La copie de la note officiellement remise a Belgrade a ete communiquee par l'Ambassadeur d'Autriche an Gouvernement Francais.
"Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)" by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
It possesses five thousand cabs and over two thousand handsome and stylish voitures de remise.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Which remisness in his own Soldiers he would scarce have indured, but it would have cost them their lives.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
Ne manquez pas, dit la Barbe bleue de me la donner tantost; apres plusieurs remises il falut apporter la clef.
"Popular Tales" by Charles Perrault
Both the remise and the renewal are valid only when the adversary's riposte does not hit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Un jugement du tribunal des prises devra intervenir au sujet de la marchandise ainsi remise.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Remiser une voiture To house a car.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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