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mise

[meez, mahyz]
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noun
  1. a settlement or agreement.
  2. Law. the issue in a proceeding instituted on a writ of right.
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Origin of mise

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French: a putting, setting down (e.g. of expenses), noun use of feminine of mis set down < Latin missus past participle of mittere to send, bestow
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  • The consequences were not dreadful, but the mise en scène was all that could have been desired.

    Washington Irving

    Henry W. Boynton

  • It turns up, and he receives thirty-five times the amount of his mise.

  • She was not, however, exactly the kind of figure for this mise en scne.

    Miss Marjoribanks

    Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant

  • He took it coldly, seeing that she had tried to deceive him with a mise en scne.

    Very Woman

    Remy de Gourmont

  • The creature never moved, and the mise en scene was beautiful.

    In the Heart of Africa

    Samuel White Baker


British Dictionary definitions for mise

mise

noun law
  1. the issue in the obsolete writ of right
  2. an agreed settlement
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Word Origin

C15: from Old French: action of putting, from mettre to put
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