emprise definition by Webster's New World
- an enterprise or adventure
- prowess or daring: knights of great emprise
Origin: Middle English emprise ; from Old French ; from past participle of emprendre, to undertake ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form imprehendere ; from Classical Latin im-, in plush prehendere, to take: see prehensile
emprise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A chivalrous or adventurous undertaking.
- Chivalrous daring or prowess.
Origin: Middle 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.