1Scottish rare Return (to a place); a return.
2A return made to Chancery in response to a brieve of inquest concerning the ownership and value of land, stating the verdict of the jury.
Middle English; earliest use found in The Seven Sages. From Anglo-Norman and Old French retur, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French retor, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French, French retour. Compare return and parallels in other Romance languages cited at that entry.
historical To return or send in (a brieve, verdict, etc.) to Chancery.
2rare To return, go or come back (to a place).
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From retour.