1. [syn: resumption, recommencement]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Resumption \Re*sump"tion\, n. [cf. F. r['e]sumption, L.
resumptio restoration, recovery, fr. resumere. See Resume.]
1. The act of resuming; as, the resumption of a grant, of
delegated powers, of an argument, of specie payments, etc.
2. (Eng.Law) The taking again into the king's hands of such
lands or tenements as he had granted to any man on false
suggestions or other error.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: beginning again [syn: resumption, recommencement]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "resumption":
another shot, another try, doubling, duplication, echo,
fresh start, imitation, new beginning, plagiarism, quotation,
ransom, reappearance, rebeginning, rebirth, recapture, reclaiming,
reclamation, recommencement, recoup, recoupment, recovery,
recuperation, recurrence, redemption, redoubling, reduplication,
reecho, reentrance, regainment, regurgitation, reincarnation,
renewal, reoccupation, reoccurrence, reopening, repetition,
replevin, replevy, repossession, reproduction, restoration, retake,
retaking, retrieval, retrieve, return, revindication, revival,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
RESUMPTION. To reassume; to promise again; as, the resumption of payment of
specie by the banks is general. It also signifies to take things back; as
the government has resumed the possession of all the lands which have not
been paid for according to the requisitions of the law, and the contract of
the purchasers. Cow. Int. h.t.