|n.||1.||The act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration.|
|2.||Recital from memory; rehearsal.|
|3.||(Mus.) The act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.|
|4.||(Rhet.) Reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience.|
|5.||(Astron. & Surv.) The measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument.|
|Noun||1.||repetition - an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"|
|2.||repetition - the act of doing or performing again|
|3.||repetition - the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device|
REPETITION, construction of wills. A repetition takes place when the same testator, by the same testamentary instrument, gives to the same legatee legacies of equal amount and of the same kind; in such case the latter is considered a repetition of the former, and the legatee is entitled to one only. For example, a testator gives to a legatee "œ30 a year during his life;" and in another part of the will he gives to the same legatee "an annuity of œ3O for his life payable quarterly," he is entitled to only one annuity of thirty pounds a year. 4 Ves. 79, 90; 1 Bro. C. C. 30, note.
REPETITION, civil law. The act by which a person demands and seeks to
recover what he has paid by mistake, or delivered on a condition which has
not been performed. Dig. 12, 4, 5. The name of an action which lies to
recover the payment which has been made by mistake, when nothing was due.
2. Repetition is never admitted in relation to natural obligations which have been voluntarily acquitted, if the debtor had capacity to give his consent. 6 Toull. n. 386. The same rule obtains in our law. A person who has voluntarily acquitted a natural or even a moral obligation, cannot recover back the money by an action for money had and received, or any other form of action. D. & R. N. P. C. 254; 2 T. R. 763; 7 T. R. 269; 4 Ad. & Ell. 858; 1 P. & D. 253; 2 L. R. 431; Cowp. 290; 3 B. & P. 249, note; 2 East, R. 506; 3 Taunt. R. 311; 5 Taunt. R. 36; Yelv. 41, b, note; 3 Pick. R. 207; 13 John. It. 259.
3. In order to entitle the payer to recover back money paid by mistake it must have been paid by him to a person to whom he did not owe it, for otherwise he cannot recover it back, the creditor having in such case the just right to retain the money. Repetitio nulla est ab eo qui suum recepit.
4. How far money paid under a mistake of law is liable to repetition, has been discussed by civilians, and opinions on this subject are divided. 2 Poth. Ob. by Evans, 369, 408 to 487; 1 Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 111, note 2.
REPETITION, Scotch law. The act of reading over a witness deposition, in order that he may adhere to it, or correct it at his choice. The same as Recolement, (q.v.) in the French law. 2 Benth. on Ev. B. 3, c. 12, p. 239.ceaselessness, chattering, clockwork regularity, clone, conduplication, constancy, constant flow, continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, copy, copying, counterfeiting, counterpart, ditto, double, doubling, dupe, duplicate, duplication, echo, echoing, emulation, endurance, evenness, extension, facsimile, fakery, following, forgery, gemination, hit-off, imitation, impersonation, imposture, impression, incessancy, ingemination, iteration, lengthening, maintenance, methodicalness, mimesis, mirroring, model, noninterruption, onomatopoeia, oscillation, palingenesis, parody, perpetuation, perpetuity, perseverance, persistence, plagiarism, plagiary, progress, progression, prolongation, protraction, pulsation, punctuality, pursuance, quadruplicate, quick fire, rapid fire, rapid recurrence, rapid succession, rapidity, re-creation, re-formation, rebirth, rebuilding, recapitulation, recital, reconstitution, reconstruction, redesign, redoing, redundancies, redundancy, reduplication, reedition, reestablishment, refashioning, regeneration, regenesis, regularity, rehearsal, reinstitution, reissue, reiteration, remaking, renascence, renovation, reorganization, repeat, repeating, replica, replication, representation, reprinting, reprise, reproduction, rerun, reshaping, restatement, restoration, restructuring, resurrection, retelling, revision, revival, run, simulation, smoothness, staccato, staying power, steadiness, straight course, stuttering, sustained action, sustainment, sustenance, systematicalness, takeoff, tattoo, tautologies, tautology, triplicate, twinning, uniformity, unintermission, uninterrupted course, uninterruption, unremittingness, vibration, way