Definition of re-edify in US English:

re-edify

verb

  • 1no object To rebuild or reconstruct (a building, wall, city, etc.).

  • 2with object Figurative. To restore, re-establish, rebuild. Now rare.

Origin

Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman and Middle French reedifier, redifier (French réédifier) to rebuild, reconstruct from re- + edifier, after post-classical Latin reaedificare to rebuild (Vulgate; compare classical Latin redaedificare).