- to despise; undervalue; slight; scorn.
Origin of misprize
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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.
- to fail to appreciate the value of; undervalue or disparage
C15: from Old French mesprisier, from mes- mis- 1 + prisier to prize ²
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