Definition of renvoi in English:

renvoi

noun

Law
  • [mass noun] The action or process of referring a case or dispute to the jurisdiction of another country.

    • ‘However, this first-degree renvoi allowed by Spanish law is not compulsory (the wording used is ‘it will be taken into account’).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Finally, acceptance of GE's interpretation would give rise to an inconsistency between Alberta and Ontario statutory registration procedures and potentially create a renvoi.’

Origin

Late 19th century: French, from renvoyer send back.

Pronunciation:

renvoi

/ˈrɒ̃vwʌ/