Definition of renvoi in English:

renvoi

Line breaks: ren¦voi
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒ̃vwʌ
 
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noun

[mass noun] Law
The action or process of referring a case or dispute to the jurisdiction of another country.
More example sentences
  • This game of jurisdictional ping-pong is prevented by the doctrine of renvoi, which stops the game after one round if the country applies single renvoi.
  • Finally, acceptance of GE's interpretation would give rise to an inconsistency between Alberta and Ontario statutory registration procedures and potentially create a renvoi.
  • However, this first-degree renvoi allowed by Spanish law is not compulsory (the wording used is ‘it will be taken into account’).

Origin

late 19th century: French, from renvoyer 'send back'.

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