Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To join again; unite after separation.
  • To join the company of again; bestow one's company on again.
  • To say in answer to a reply or a second or later remark; reply or answer further: with a clause as object.
  • To answer to a reply; in general, to answer.
  • In law, to answer the plaintiff's replication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To answer to a reply.
  • intransitive verb (Law) To answer, as the defendant to the plaintiff's replication.
  • transitive verb To join again; to unite after separation.
  • transitive verb To come, or go, again into the presence of; to join the company of again.
  • transitive verb To state in reply; -- followed by an object clause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To join again; to unite after separation.
  • verb To come, or go, again into the presence of; to join the company of again.
  • verb archaic To state in reply; -- followed by an object clause.
  • verb archaic, intransitive : To answer to a reply.
  • verb law, intransitive To answer, as the defendant to the plaintiff's replication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb answer back
  • verb join again

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French rejoindre; pref. re- re- + joindre to join. See join, and confer rejoinder.

Examples

  • Would Heaven I wot shall Time e’er deign us twain rejoin!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The KMT responded with its own referendum, calling for Taiwan to "rejoin" the U.N. under its Republic of China name or whatever name the Taiwan people chose.

    After Chen

  • May as well claim that it can "rejoin" Holland or Spain....the use of terms like "rejoin" demonstrate clearly how well Beijing controls the discourse on Taiwan.

    Mad Chen Is In The House!

  • But the urge to "rejoin" Europe was a powerful motivating factor in the collapse of the Iron Curtain, and it remains strong today -- particularly among young people.

    Backlash In The East

  • But the time that I went to West Point, another reason why I stayed, was that West Point made a decision in the mid - ` 90s to kind of rejoin the rest of the modern world all at once.

    Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point

  • U.S. citizen child (often, many children) invite their parents, siblings or other family members living in Mexico (or the U.S. illegally) to "rejoin" their family, and all of the sudden, every one of them is a U.S. citizen.

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

  • Today in Paris, the French president survived a Parliamentary vote of confidence over his plans to penchant for rip-roaring foreign policy deals shows no sign of halting. points out on FP this week, "rejoin" is an odd phrase for a country that contributes troops to NATO missions and shows up at all the big meetings and events.

    FP Passport

  • Today in Paris, the French president survived a Parliamentary vote of confidence over his plans to penchant for rip-roaring foreign policy deals shows no sign of halting. points out on FP this week, "rejoin" is an odd phrase for a country that contributes troops to NATO missions and shows up at all the big meetings and events.

    FP Passport

  • Today in Paris, the French president survived a Parliamentary vote of confidence over his plans to penchant for rip-roaring foreign policy deals shows no sign of halting. points out on FP this week, "rejoin" is an odd phrase for a country that contributes troops to NATO missions and shows up at all the big meetings and events.

    FP Passport

  • Today in Paris, the French president survived a Parliamentary vote of confidence over his plans to penchant for rip-roaring foreign policy deals shows no sign of halting. points out on FP this week, "rejoin" is an odd phrase for a country that contributes troops to NATO missions and shows up at all the big meetings and events.

    FP Passport

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