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rencounter

[ ren-koun-ter ]
/ rɛnˈkaʊn tər /
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noun Also rencontre.
a hostile meeting; battle.
a contest of any kind.
a casual meeting.
verb (used with or without object)
to encounter casually.
Obsolete. to meet hostilely.
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Origin of rencounter

From the Middle French word rencontrer, dating back to 1495–1505. See re-, encounter

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British Dictionary definitions for rencounter

rencounter
/ (rɛnˈkaʊntə) archaic /

noun Also: rencontre (rɛnˈkɒntə)
an unexpected meeting
a hostile clash, as of two armies, adversaries, etc; skirmish
verb
to meet (someone) unexpectedly

Word Origin for rencounter

C16: from French rencontre, from rencontrer; see encounter
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