(Sur"que*dry Sur"qui*dry), n. [OF. surcuidier to presume; sur over + cuidier to think, L. cogitare. See Sur-, and Cogitate.] Overweening pride; arrogance; presumption; insolence. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Then pay you the price of your surquedry.

(Sur`re*bound") v. i. To give back echoes; to reëcho. [Obs.] Chapman.

(Sur`re*but") v. i. [Pref. sur + rebut.] (Law) To reply, as a plaintiff to a defendant's rebutter.

(Sur`re*but"er) n. (Law) The reply of a plaintiff to a defendant's rebutter.

(Sur"rein`) v. t. [Pref. sur + rein.] To override; to exhaust by riding. [Obs.] Shak.

(Sur`re*join") v. i. [Pref. sur + rejoin.] (Law) To reply, as a plaintiff to a defendant's rejoinder.

(Sur`re*join"der) n. (Law) The answer of a plaintiff to a defendant's rejoinder.

(Sur*ren"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surrendered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Surrendering.] [OF. surrendre to deliver; sur over + rendre to render. See Sur-, and Render.]

1. To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship.

2. To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.

To surrender up that right which otherwise their founders might have in them.

3. To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; — used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.

4. (Law) To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion.

(Sur*ren"der), v. i. To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons.

(Sur*ren"der), n.

1. The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right.

That he may secure some liberty he makes a surrender in trust of the whole of it.

2. (Law) (a) The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion. (b) The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail. (c) The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition. Wharton.

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