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em·prise

 (ĕm-prīz′)
n.
1. A chivalrous or adventurous undertaking.
2. Chivalrous daring or prowess.

[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.]

emprise

(ɛmˈpraɪz)
n
1. a chivalrous or daring enterprise; adventure
2. chivalrous daring or prowess
[C13: from Old French, from emprendre to undertake; see enterprise]

em•prise

or em•prize

(ɛmˈpraɪz)

n.
1. an adventurous enterprise.
2. knightly daring or prowess.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, n. use of feminine of empris, past participle of emprendre to undertake]
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