renewal

noun
re·new·al | \ ri-ˈnü-əl , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of renewal 

1 : the act or process of renewing : repetition

2 : the quality or state of being renewed

3 : something (such as a subscription to a magazine) renewed

4 : something used for renewing specifically : an expenditure that betters existing fixed assets

5 : the rebuilding of a large area (as of a city) by a public authority

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Examples of renewal in a Sentence

The lease calls for yearly renewals. License renewals can be done online. You can get a 10 percent savings on subscription renewals. High fuel prices have led to a renewal of interest in electric cars. She uses flowers in her art as symbols of rebirth and renewal.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Most materials are eligible for multiple automatic renewals, meaning borrowers can hold onto them for extended periods of time. Cornelius Frolik, ajc, "Since Ohio library ended late fees, more materials getting returned," 6 July 2018 First, two judges forced the administration to allow those who already have work permits to apply for renewals. Martin Vassolo, miamiherald, "Florida Influencers: Protecting Dreamers is most pressing immigration issue of 2018," 2 July 2018 The conservative bill offers only the 700,000 recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program the ability to apply for indefinite renewals of non-immigrant status. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Trump says 'red wave' needed to pass immigration bill over 'obstructing' Democrats," 22 June 2018 Also recommended for five-year renewals with conditions were Universal Alcorn and Universal Institute. Maddie Hanna, Philly.com, "Philly school district proposes to renew 16 charters, move to close one," 11 June 2018 Eventually, license holders will be able to sign up for automatic renewals. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "2018-19 Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses now on sale," 1 June 2018 But two federal district courts, one in Northern California and one in New York, have ruled that the Trump administration must allow current DACA recipients to apply for renewals again. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, "With dueling DACA cases, Supreme Court showdown seems inevitable," 4 May 2018 Current Prime customers will see the increased cost for renewals made after June 16. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Amazon Prime membership cost going up," 27 Apr. 2018 For example, the Registry had a higher number of people in Monday for registration renewals, Pollack said. Adam Vaccaro, BostonGlobe.com, "RMV offices were a nightmare today with wait times that stretched for hours," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of renewal

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of renewal was in 1603

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renewal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of renewal

: the act of extending the period of time when something is effective or valid : the act of renewing something

: the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again : the state of being renewed

renewal

noun
re·new·al | \ ri-ˈnü-əl , -ˈnyü- \

Kids Definition of renewal

1 : the act of continuing in force for a new period the renewal of a magazine subscription

2 : the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again

3 : something renewed license renewals

renewal

noun
re·new·al | \ ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü- \

Legal Definition of renewal 

1 : the act or process of renewing a renewal of the copyright

2 : the quality or state of being renewed

3 : something renewed

4 : something used for renewing specifically : an expenditure that betters existing fixed assets

5 : the rebuilding of a large area (as of a city) by a public authority

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