emprise

or em·prize

[ em-prahyz ]
/ ɛmˈpraɪz /

noun

an adventurous enterprise.
knightly daring or prowess.

Origin of emprise

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, noun use of feminine of empris (past participle of emprendre to undertake), equivalent to em- em-1 + pris taken (see prize1)
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emprise

/ (ɛmˈpraɪz) /

noun archaic

a chivalrous or daring enterprise; adventure
chivalrous daring or prowess

Word Origin for emprise

C13: from Old French, from emprendre to undertake; see enterprise
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