from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A carriage-house in which a remise is kept.
  • To send back; remit.
  • To give or grant back; release a claim to; resign or surrender by deed.
  • noun In law, a granting back; a surrender; release, as of a claim.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In fencing, a second thrust which hits the mark after the first thrust has missed, made while the fencer is extended in the lunge.

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

  • noun (Law) A giving or granting back; surrender; return; release, as of a claim.
  • noun A house for covered carriages; a chaise house.
  • noun A livery carriage of a kind superior to an ordinary fiacre; -- so called because kept in a remise.
  • transitive verb To send, give, or grant back; to release a claim to; to resign or surrender by deed; to return.

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

  • noun music The repetition or return of the opening material later in a composition.
  • noun fencing A renewal of a failed action, without withdrawing the arm.
  • verb To surrender all interest in a property by executing a deed, to quitclaim.

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

  • noun a small building for housing coaches and carriages and other vehicles
  • noun an expensive or high-class hackney
  • noun (fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte)


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