[ ri-zuhmp-shuh n ]
/ rɪˈzʌmp ʃən /


the act of resuming; a reassumption, as of something previously granted.
the act or fact of taking up or going on with again, as of something interrupted.
the act of taking again or recovering something given up or lost.

Origin of resumption

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin resūmptiōn- (stem of resūmptiō), equivalent to Latin resūmpt(us) (past participle of resūmere to resume1) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

non·re·sump·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resumption


/ (rɪˈzʌmpʃən) /


the act of resuming or beginning again

Derived Forms

resumptive, adjectiveresumptively, adverb

Word Origin for resumption

C15: via Old French from Late Latin resumptiō, from Latin resūmere to resume
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