Partly from Anglo-Norman repasser, partly from re- + pass.
repass (third-person singular simple present repasses, present participle repassing, simple past and past participle repassed)
- 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 […].