Definition of refound in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈfaʊnd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[with object]
Found (a city or institution) again; re-establish: Westminster was refounded as a Benedictine monastery under Mary Tudor
More example sentences
  • In 886, after Viking raids, King Alfred refounded the city within the protective Roman walls and the old town, or ‘Aldwych’, was abandoned.
  • Nevertheless, his wealth and amiability gave him standing, he was chancellor of the University of Oxford, and Pembroke College was refounded in his honour.
  • The Chapel Royal itself was refounded as a permanent institution by Edward IV.



Example sentences
  • The same arrangement was carried to colonial cities and refoundations from Asia Minor.
  • Conflicts and confusion abounded, and hesitant, often contradictory reforms were attempted before a genuine refoundation took place with the birth of the Fifth Republic in 1958.
  • In fairness to Edward IV, whom Sir Thomas More thought had left his realm ‘in quiet and prosperous estate’, we should say the work of refoundation had already been started.

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