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Etymology 1[edit]

From French résilier (cancel, annul, invalidate).


resiliate (third-person singular simple present resiliates, present participle resiliating, simple past and past participle resiliated)

  1. (Canada, law) To exit, cancel, or draw back from a lease or contract.
    • 1989, Esten Kenneth Williams, F. W. Rhodes, Christopher Bentley, John McNair, Mavis Butkus, Marc Casavant, Canadian law of landlord and tenant:
      A lessee may resiliate the current lease if he is allocated a dwelling [...]. An employer may, where an employee ceases to be in his employ, resiliate a lease that is accessory to the contract of employment [...].
    • 2003, Michał Seweryński, Collective Agreements and Individual Contracts of Employment (Kluwer Law International, →ISBN):
      One of the parties may, for a serious reason, unilaterally resiliate the contract ...
    • 2012, John O. Haley, Fundamentals of Transnational Litigation: The United States, Canada, Japan, and The European Union (LexisNexis, →ISBN):
      [...] Tremblay decided to give Normand notice on April 19, 2001, that it intended to resiliate the contract.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin resiliō (leap or spring back; rebound).


resiliate (third-person singular simple present resiliates, present participle resiliating, simple past and past participle resiliated)

  1. (literary, uncommon) To rebound; to bounce back.
    • 1763, Spectacle de la nature: or, Nature display'd, page 296:
      The Rays, instead of being transmitted into the Air through the Glass, find the Passage shut by a Surface smooth enough to make them resiliate easily under an Angle equal to that of their Fall.
    • 1833, James Carson, An inquiry into the causes of the motion of the blood, page 323:
      Some substances, after being compressed into smaller dimensions, resiliate when the compressing power is withdrawn, into their former volume, whithout including any internal voids or interstices which require to be filled by a foreign body.
    • 1883, Nathan Chapman Kouns, Arius the Libyan: An Idyl of the Primitive Church, page 100:
      The illness of her mother, which left her to the freedom of thought, expression, and action, characteristic of every Christian household, was a new and intoxicating experience to the girl; and, whatever else it might be possible for her to become, it was manifestly impossible that she could ever again resiliate into the moral and social mummyism of ordinary Egyptian female life.
  2. (literary, uncommon) To reecho, to support or amplify through similar exposition.
    • 2006, John W. McGinley, About the King's Choice to Build His Palace Right on Top of the Dunghill[1], →ISBN, page 459:
      And if the text itself virtually announces that something was suppressed then it is the pious reader's/interpreter's obligation to resiliate as much as is possible about the suppression.
    • 2008, John W. McGinley, The Secret Diary of Ben Zoma[2], →ISBN, page 281:
      The second of these complementary tasks will be to follow through and properly resiliate those portions of classical Rabbinic writings which help us to understand not only the "Exodus" portions of the ha-katuv "biblical theology" but also all the relevant portions of the Tanakh in this vein.
    • 2014, Hullin, Jerusalem {Resiliating Jerusalem} and Athens[3], →ISBN, page 204:
      The portions of these incursive texts which we will now resiliate and which are most germane are italicized and in bold-face.
    • 2014, Hullin, Jerusalem {Resiliating Jerusalem} and Athens[4], →ISBN, page 278:
      The lion's share of these citations comes from Shelling. And the other citations are in this set insofar as they resiliate the Shelling gems.
  3. (nonstandard, uncommon) To make or become resilient.
    • 2014, Frederick Spencer Kiley, Letters from Uncle Fred, →ISBN, page 114:
      The man is a miracle of resiliency. Long may he resiliate (?),
    • 2011, Gunilla Sundström; ‎Erik Hollnagel, Governance and Control of Financial Systems, →ISBN, page 137:
      ...resilience interventions need to be triggered to counteract the impace of Financial Engineering to stabilise the system until the global system transitions back below the R1 tipping point, that is, to a more safe and healthy system state. In short, financial markets should be free to resiliate freely and without the impact of lobbying.
    • 2014 May, G. Kanalas, I.B. Micu-Serbu, V. Gulyas, M. Ranta, L. Nussbaum, A. Nyiredi, A. Jurma, & G.I. Rozinbaum, “Resilience in children originated from families in which parents migrate due to labor conditions”, in The Second World Congress on Resilience: From Person to Society:
      Several terms are to be fulfilled in order to develop the ability to resiliate to stress: early attachment and parental interaction – the base for child’s morality; development of educational intimacy – that conducts to immunity in front of existential trauma; proper educational environment.