Definition of retour in US English:



  • 1Return (to a place); a return. Now rare.

  • 2A return made to Chancery in response to a brieve of inquest concerning the ownership and value of land, stating the verdict of the jury.


  • 1To return or send in (a brieve, verdict, etc.) to Chancery. Now historical.

  • 2no object To return, go or come back (to a place). Now rare.


Middle English; earliest use found in The Seven Sages. From Anglo-Norman and Old French retur, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French retor, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French, French retour. Compare return and parallels in other Romance languages cited at that entry<br>late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From retour.