Emprise meaning

ĕm-prīz
A chivalrous or adventurous undertaking.
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Chivalrous daring or prowess.
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An enterprise or adventure.
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Prowess or daring.

Knights of great emprise.

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(archaic) An enterprise or endeavor, especially a quest or adventure.
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(archaic) The qualities which prompt one to undertake difficult and dangerous exploits; chivalric prowess.
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(obsolete) To undertake.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary