[ri-noo-uh l, -nyoo-]


the act of renewing.
the state of being renewed.
an instance of this.

Origin of renewal

First recorded in 1675–85; renew + -al2
Related formsnon·re·new·al, nounself-re·new·al, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the act of renewing or state of being renewed
something that is renewed
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Word Origin and History for renewal

1680s, from renew + -al (2). Specific meaning "urban redevelopment" is from 1965, American English. Earlier noun was simply renew (early 15c.).

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