- an enterprise or adventure
- prowess or daring: knights of great emprise
Origin of empriseMiddle English emprise from Old French from past participle of emprendre, to undertake from Vulgar Latin an unverified form imprehendere from Classical Latin im-, in + prehendere, to take: see prehensile
- A chivalrous or adventurous undertaking.
- Chivalrous daring or prowess.
Origin of empriseMiddle English from Old French from feminine past participle of emprendre to undertake from Vulgar Latin imprēndere Latin in- in ; see en- 1. Latin prehendere, prēndere to take, grasp ; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present emprises, present participle emprising, simple past and past participle emprised)
- (obsolete) To undertake.
From Old French emprise, emprinse, from Late Latin *imprensa, from Latin in- + prehendere (“to take”).