Definition of retransfer in US English:



  • 1The action or an act of transferring a person or thing back or again.

  • 2Printing. An impression taken from a lithographic image using special ink and paper and transferred to another lithographic surface; the image made on the new surface.


  • with object To transfer back or again.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Settlement of Land-Bank Established. Probably partly from re- + transfer, and partly from retransfer<br>early 17th century. From re- + transfer. Compare post-classical Latin retransferre.