Definition for AP-PRIZE'

AP-PRIZE', v.t. [This word is usually written appraise, as if deduced from the Italian apprezzare. There is no other word from which it can regularly be formed; the French apprecier, being recognized in appreciate. But apprize, the word generally used, is regularly formed, with ad, from price, prize; D. prys; Ger. preis; W. pris; or from the Fr. priser, to prize, and this is the more correct orthography.]

To value; to set a value, in pursuance of authority. It is generally used for the act of valuing, by men appointed for the purpose under direction of law, or by agreement of parties; as, to apprize the goods and estate of a deceased person. The private act of valuing is ordinarily expressed by prize.

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