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misprise

[mis-prahyz] /mɪsˈpraɪz/
verb (used with object), misprised, misprising.
1.
Related forms
mispriser, noun

misprize

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[mis-prahyz] /mɪsˈpraɪz/
verb (used with object), misprized, misprizing.
1.
to despise; undervalue; slight; scorn.
Origin of misprize
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English misprise < Middle French mesprisier, equivalent to mes- mis-1 + prisier to prize2
Related forms
misprizer, noun
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  • The penalty for disobeying is imprisonment, without bail or misprise, and a fine of ten pounds.

  • If an offender can't pay the fine, he shall be imprisoned a year more, without bail or misprise.

British Dictionary definitions for misprise

misprize

/mɪsˈpraɪz/
verb
1.
to fail to appreciate the value of; undervalue or disparage
Word Origin
C15: from Old French mesprisier, from mes-mis-1 + prisier to prize²
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