[ri-zuhmp-shuh n]
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  1. the act of resuming; a reassumption, as of something previously granted.
  2. the act or fact of taking up or going on with again, as of something interrupted.
  3. 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 formsnon·re·sump·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. the act of resuming or beginning again
Derived Formsresumptive, adjectiveresumptively, adverb

Word Origin for resumption

C15: via Old French from Late Latin resumptiō, from Latin resūmere to resume
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Word Origin and History for resumption

mid-15c., "repossessing by grant," from Middle French resumption and directly from Late Latin resumptionem (nominative resumptio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin resumere (see resume (v.)).

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