a meeting, an encounter ...1592 obs. rare
possibly from an alteration of rescounter (n. obs. an encounter, meeting, esp. a hostile or competitive one), after Italian riscontro (feedback, reply, confirmation)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1592 - see EXAMPLE below
"...The Cardinal had only signified the Fact, as suspecting (belike) the risconter of the Pope's Courriers, and since then that matter hath been quiet in open appearance..."
From: Reliquiæ Wottonianæ: Or a Collection of Lives, Letters, Poems with Characters of Sundry Personages
- Henry Wotton