repass

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Partly from Anglo-Norman repasser, partly from re- +‎ pass.

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repass (third-person singular simple present repasses, present participle repassing, simple past and past participle repassed)

  1. To pass (back) again, especially in the opposite direction; to return.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1, p. 221:
      Isabell Queene of England, being to repasse from Zeland into her Kingdome with an armie, [...] had utterly beene cast away, had she come unto the Port intended [...].

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