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renvoi

[ ren-voi ]
/ rɛnˈvɔɪ /
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noun

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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How to use renvoi in a sentence

  • 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

renvoi
/ (rɛnˈvɔɪ) /

noun

the referring of a dispute or other legal question to a jurisdiction other than that in which it arose

Word Origin for renvoi

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