One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or process of referring a case or dispute to the jurisdiction of another country.
- ‘Finally, acceptance of GE's interpretation would give rise to an inconsistency between Alberta and Ontario statutory registration procedures and potentially create a renvoi.’
- ‘This game of jurisdictional ping-pong is prevented by the doctrine of renvoi, which stops the game after one round if the country applies single renvoi.’
- ‘However, this first-degree renvoi allowed by Spanish law is not compulsory (the wording used is ‘it will be taken into account’).’
Late 19th century: French, from renvoyer ‘send back’.
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