resumption

noun re·sump·tion \ ri-ˈzəm(p)-shən \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of resumption

1 : an act or instance of resuming : recommencement
2 : a return to payment in specie

Examples of resumption in a Sentence

  1. The rain has stopped, but we're still waiting for the resumption of the game.

  2. Resumption of peace talks is expected soon.

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Origin and Etymology of resumption

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin resumption-, resumptio, from Latin resumere


RESUMPTION Defined for English Language Learners

resumption

Definition of resumption for English Language Learners

  • : an act of starting something again after it has stopped : an act of resuming something


RESUMPTION Defined for Kids

resumption

noun re·sump·tion \ ri-ˈzəmp-shən \

Definition of resumption for Students

: the act of starting again


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