Misprise
Misprise \Mis*prise"\, v. t. See {Misprize}. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Misprise — Mis*prise , v. t. [OF. mesprise mistake, F. m[ e]prise, fr. mespris, masc., mesprise, fem., p. p. of mesprendre to mistake; F. m[ e]prendre; pref. mes amiss + prendre to take, L. prehendere.] To mistake. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misprise — mispriser, n. /mis pruyz /, v.t., misprised, misprising. misprize. * * * …   Universalium

  • misprise — /mɪsˈpraɪz/ (say mis pruyz) verb (t) (misprised, misprising) to despise; undervalue; slight; scorn. Also, misprize. {Old French mesprisier, from mes mis 1 + prisier prize3} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • misprize — misprizer, n. /mis pruyz /, v.t., misprized, misprizing. to despise; undervalue; slight; scorn. Also, misprise. [1300 50; ME misprise < MF mesprisier, equiv. to mes MIS 1 + prisier to PRIZE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • misprision — I. /mɪsˈprɪʒən/ (say mis prizhuhn) noun 1. a wrongful action or commission, especially by a public official. 2. the act of concealing one s knowledge of a treason or felony. {Middle English, from Old French, from mesprendre mistake, do wrong,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Misprision — Mis*pri sion, n. [LL. misprisio, or OF. mesprison, prop., a mistaking, but confused with OF. mespris contempt, F. m[ e]pris. See 2d {Misprise}, {Misprize}, {Prison}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of misprising; misapprehension; misconception;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misprision of felony — Misprision Mis*pri sion, n. [LL. misprisio, or OF. mesprison, prop., a mistaking, but confused with OF. mespris contempt, F. m[ e]pris. See 2d {Misprise}, {Misprize}, {Prison}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of misprising; misapprehension;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misprision of treason — Misprision Mis*pri sion, n. [LL. misprisio, or OF. mesprison, prop., a mistaking, but confused with OF. mespris contempt, F. m[ e]pris. See 2d {Misprise}, {Misprize}, {Prison}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of misprising; misapprehension;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misprision — misprision1 /mis prizh euhn/, n. 1. a neglect or violation of official duty by one in office. 2. failure by one not an accessory to prevent or notify the authorities of treason or felony. 3. a contempt against the government, monarch, or courts,… …   Universalium

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