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from Old Northern French recreire, recraire = Old French recroire to yield in a trial by combat = Old Spanish. recreer, medieval Latin recrēdĕre to surrender (oneself), from re- re- + crēdĕre to entrust
From: The Museum of Foreign Literature and Science
Conducted by Robert Walsh Jr., Volume II, January to June, 1823
John Skelton's Poetical Works, Why Come Ye Not to Court?