Definition of recension in English:
A revised edition of a text; an act of making a revised edition of a text.
- Already very old when it was written down, it survives in three main manuscript recensions: in the Book of the Dun Cow, the Book of Leinster, and the Yellow Book of Lecan.
- That this was a serious problem is suggested by the fact that the 1555 recension expands this chapter by noting that failure to comply would result in 40 days imprisonment, a great fine, and loss of the franchise.
- There are three recensions or regional versions of the Sama Veda.
Mid 17th century (in the sense 'survey, review'): from Latin recensio(n-), from recensere 'revise', from re- 'again' + censere 'to review'.
Words that rhyme with recensionabstention, apprehension, ascension, attention, circumvention, comprehension, condescension, contention, contravention, convention, declension, detention, dimension, dissension, extension, gentian, hypertension, hypotension, intention, intervention, invention, mention, misapprehension, obtention, pension, prehension, prevention, retention, subvention, supervention, suspension, tension
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