What does recapture mean?

recapture meaning in General Dictionary

get back by power, as after a battle

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  • knowledge anew
  • take up anew
  • an appropriate seizure because of the federal government of profits beyond a fixed quantity
  • capture once more
  • the act of taking anything back
  • The act of retaking or recovering by capture particularly the retaking of an award or goods from a captor
  • To capture once again to retake
  • The work of retaking or recuperating by capture; particularly, the retaking of an award or goods from a captor.
  • what is captured back; a prize retaken.
  • To capture again; to retake.

recapture meaning in Legal Dictionary

n. in income-tax, the requirement that upon sale of home the taxpayer spend the amount of income tax savings from previous years because of accelerated depreciation or deferred capital gains.


recapture meaning in Law Dictionary

The taking from an enemy, by an agreeable force, a vessel formerly taken for reward by such opponent. Receditur a placitis juris, potius quam in j urine et delicta maneant impunita.


recapture meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1680s; see re- "back, once more" + capture (n.).

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  • 1783, from re- "back, again" + capture (v.). Relevant: Recaptured; recapturing.

recapture meaning in Business Dictionary

Inclusion of a quantity or amount formerly excluded from a computation.


recapture meaning in Insurance Dictionary

The process by which a ceding organization takes back a risk or dangers that formerly had been ceded to a reinsurer.


recapture meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The work of retaking or recovering by capture; particularly, the retaking of a prize or products from a captor.

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  • (n.) Whatever is grabbed right back; a prize retaken.
  • (v. t.) To recapture again; to retake.

Sentence Examples with the word recapture

This statesmanlike persistence was rewarded by an uninterrupted series of triumphs, culminating in the recapture of Buda (1686) and Belgrade (1688), and the recovery of Bosnia (1689).

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