Interchangeable with Reprise or Redoublement, a Remise is a fencing term for what happens when you continue an attack following a failed start - whether that be a miss, parry, battement from opponent, etc.

So: you attack - you fail - and you attack again immediately following.

Instinctively, this seems like a good idea, but it breaks the rules of right of way and will get you into trouble if your opponent is on his/her toes. A Remise happens unintentionally far more frequently than it is used with intent.

Re*mise" (r?-m?z"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Remised (-m?zd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Remising.] [F. remise delivery, surrender, fr. remettre to put back, deliver, L. remittere. See Remit.]

To send, give, or grant back; to release a claim to; to resign or surrender by deed; to return. Blackstone.

 

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Re*mise", n. (Law)

A giving or granting back; surrender; return; release, as of a claim.

 

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Re*mise" (?), n.

1.

A house for covered carriages; a chaise house. Sterne.

2.

A livery carriage of a kind superior to an ordinary fiacre; -- so called because kept in a remise. Cooper.

 

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