1. noun /ɹɛnˈdɪʃ(ə)n/
a) The surrender (of a city, fortress etc.).

Since then, according to his lawyers and relatives, he has been repeatedly beaten, threatened with a firearm and with further rendition to Guantánamo by Ugandan officials, before being questioned by American officials.

b) The handing-over of a person or thing.

The groups debut, Beloved Symphony, featuring light opera renditions of Mozart, Bach and Chopin, was deemed insufficiently classic for inclusion on the classical charts.

See Also: render
2. verb /ɹɛnˈdɪʃ(ə)n/
To surrender or hand over (a person or thing); especially, for one jurisdiction to do so to another.

Records show that only about three hundred fugitive slaves were renditioned to the South between 1850 and secession a decade later.

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