emprise


em·prise

noun \em-ˈprīz\

Definition of EMPRISE

:  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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