(obsolete) To undertake.
Origin of Emprise
Middle English from Old French from feminine past participle of emprendre to undertake from Vulgar Latin imprēndere Latin in- in en–1 Latin prehendere, prēndere to take, grasp ghend- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French emprise, emprinse, from Late Latin *imprensa, from Latin in- + prehendere (“to take”).
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