Definition of revenant in English:

revenant

Syllabification: rev·e·nant
Pronunciation: /ˈrevəˌnäN, -nənt
 
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noun

A person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.
More example sentences
  • So a revenant returns only to steal away again with another?
  • It is squarely in the tradition of Japanese ghost stories, where revenants deal out cruel and inexplicable vengeance for obscure reasons.
  • Yisrael Medad asks that we call the Jewish settlers in the West Bank revenants, as befits ‘persons who have returned after a long hiatus to their ancestral homes’.

Origin

early 19th century: French, literally 'coming back', present participle (used as a noun) of revenir.

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