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emprise

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noun em·prise \em-ˈprīz\

Definition of emprise

  1. :  an adventurous, daring, or chivalric enterprise



Examples of emprise

  1. <he always seems to be having the sort of high emprise that most of us experience only in our dreams>



Origin of emprise

Middle English, undertaking, from Anglo-French, from emprendre to undertake, from Vulgar Latin *imprehendere, from Latin in- + prehendere to seize — more at get


First Known Use: 13th century


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