rendition(redirected from Renditions)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.
the practice of sending a foreign criminal or terrorist suspect to be covertly interrogated in a country that has less stringent regulations regarding the humane treatment of prisoners
1. The act of rendering: the rendition of a verdict.
2. An interpretation or performance of a musical score or a dramatic piece.
3. A translation from one language to another.
a. The surrender of a person, place, or possession, as to an authority or a victorious force.
b. The transfer of a prisoner or suspect from one country to another, often to avoid legal restrictions on interrogation or prosecution.
[Obsolete French, from Old French rendre, to give back; see render.]
1. a performance of a musical composition, dramatic role, etc
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a translation of a text
3. the act of rendering
4. (Military) archaic surrender
(tr) to subject (a person) to extraordinary rendition
[C17: from obsolete French, from Late Latin redditiō see render]
1. the act of rendering.
2. a translation.
3. an interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.
4. Archaic. surrender.
[1595–1605; < Middle French, alter. of reddition < Late Latin redditiō]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||rendition - a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.; "they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert"|
|2.||rendition - an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning"|
broad interpretation, judicial activism - an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
|3.||rendition - handing over prisoners to countries where torture is allowed|
persecution - the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
|4.||rendition - the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"|
reinterpretation - a new or different interpretation
spin - a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
1. performance, arrangement, interpretation, rendering, take (informal, chiefly U.S.), reading, version, delivery, presentation, execution, portrayal, depiction The musicians broke into a rousing rendition of the song.