- 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”).