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  1. the expulsion by a government of an alien, especially a foreign diplomat, from the country.
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Origin of renvoi

1895–1900; < French: a return, derivative of renvoyer to send back. See re-, envoy1
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Historical Examples of renvoi

  • Hamilton and Knox were decidedly in favor of stronger measures and of deciding then and there upon the "renvoi" of Genet.

    Thomas Jefferson

    Gilbert Chinard

British Dictionary definitions for renvoi


  1. the referring of a dispute or other legal question to a jurisdiction other than that in which it arose
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Word Origin for renvoi

C17: from French: a sending back, from renvoyer, from re- + envoyer to send; see envoy 1
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