American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of rendering.
- n. An interpretation of a musical score or a dramatic piece.
- n. A performance of a musical or dramatic work.
- n. A translation, often interpretive.
- n. A surrender.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rendering or translating; a rendering or giving the meaning of a word or passage; translation.
- n. The act of rendering up or yielding possession; surrender.
- n. The act of rendering or reproducing artistically.
- v. transitive To surrender or hand over (a person or thing); especially, for one jurisdiction to do so to another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of rendering; especially, the act of surrender, as of fugitives from justice, at the claim of a foreign government; also, surrender in war.
- n. Translation; rendering; version.
- n. handing over prisoners to countries where torture is allowed
- n. a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
- n. an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
- n. the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
- From obsolete French rendition, alteration (after rendre ("to render")) of reddition ("reddition"). Many senses influenced by render. (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete French, from Old French rendre, to give back; see render. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This is the first known official use of the term rendition, although it is already in informal use.”
“I believe I grasp these but your rendition is appreciated: lo que tú quieres =? si tú quieres ir puedes = if you want to go you can si te quierer ir puedes =? thanks”
“Washington Post: U.S. citizen sues over treatment in 'rendition”
“Extraordinary rendition is legally and morally problematic.”
“Several have recalled "Bill" at the Drop Zone boasting about his partners 'participation in rendition and black ops overseas.”
“The most extremely artsy — even artisanal — rendition is \eks\, appropriately located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the yogurt is made from scratch.”
“For justice to reach to those highest levels and thereby deter the practice of kidnapping, under the name rendition, in the years ahead, justice must be permitted to proceed on the paths it has blazed thus far.”
“Why our strategic alliance in rendition and torture, of course …”
“A safe vote for the best movie version of an opera ever — although I think the Powell-Pressburger Tales of Hoffmann should also be a contender — what's most fun about Bergman's rendition is that he is more true to Mozart and Schikaneder than most productions, while, at the same time, transforming the material into an almost stereotypical Bergman film.”
“The policies of the current administration toward expediency in rendition and suspension of civil liberties do not demonstrate a deep committment to those ideals.”
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