Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To grant (something) again or in a different way.
  • n. The act of granting back to a former proprietor.
  • n. A renewal of a grant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To grant back; to grant again or anew.
  • n. The act of granting back to a former proprietor.
  • n. A renewed of a grant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grant again.
  • n. The act of granting again; a new or fresh grant.

Etymologies

From re- +‎ grant. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He complains to the Queen about one of the more aggressive governors and helps get him sacked; he helps institute a revised version of "surrender and regrant" in Connacht in 1585; and he warns London against too much innovation in policy.

    September Books 19) Tudor Ireland

  • (The idea was that they would surrender their ancient claims to their land to the King, and he would then regrant them their territory and give them peerages; there were also usually provisions about adopting English dress and customs.)

    September Books 19) Tudor Ireland

  • Instead, he argues that if the Henry VIII/Anthony St Leger policy of "surrender and regrant" had been consistently applied, Ireland could have been integrated into the Tudor realms without much more difficulty than Wales or the far north of England, with the Gaelic chieftains converted to loyal-ish subjects rather than fractious objects of military adventure.

    September Books 19) Tudor Ireland

  • ALFONSO III was obliged to make a sweeping regrant of the Privileges of Union (1287), the so-called Magna Carta of Aragon.

    2. Aragon

  • By the above record, which is a regrant of the Strathnaver lands by

    Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time or, The Jarls and The Freskyns

  • And the general process of confiscation and regrant of lands was vigorously carried out.

    William the Conqueror

  • When a tenant had died it was in the meeting of the manor court that his successor obtained a regrant of the land.

    An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England

  • There was a partial regrant of advantageous conditions in the early part of the reign of

    An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England

  • The conquest by William of Normandy through the wholesale confiscation and regrant of lands, and through his military arrangements, brought about an almost sudden development and spread of feudalism in England, and it was rapidly systematized and completed in the reigns of his two sons.

    An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England

  • The State of California does hereby recede and regrant unto the United States of America the tracts embracing what is known as the

    The Yosemite

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