From the Middle English remorden, from the Anglo-Norman and Middle French remordre and its etymon the Latin remordeō, from re- + mordeō; compare the Catalan remordir, remordre, the French remordre, the Italian rimordere, the Old Occitan remordre, the Portuguese remorder, and the Spanish remorder.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To feel remorse.
- (obsolete, transitive) To excite to remorse; to rebuke.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for remord in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)