n. 1. Music a. A repetition of a phrase or verse. b. A return to an original theme.

Reprise, in maritime law, a ship recaptured from an enemy or pirate. If recaptured within 24 hours of her capture she must be restored to her owners in whole; if after that period, she is lawful prize of her recaptors.


Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Re*prise" (r?-pr?z"), n. [F. reprise, fr. reprendre, repris, to take back, L. reprehendere. See Reprehend.]

1.

A taking by way of retaliation.

[Obs.]

Dryden.

2. pl. Law

Deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, rent seck, pensions, annuities, and the like.

[Written also reprizes.]

Burrill.

3.

A ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate.

 

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Re*prise", v. t. [Written also reprize.]

1.

To take again; to retake.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

2.

To recompense; to pay.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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