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taurewa

1. (verb) to be unpaid, unrequited, not paid for, on loan.

Ki te whakaaro o Heke ko ia tonu te uri heipū o Niniwa me tōna mana, me ngā kura ā-iwi anō hoki, ko ētahi rā he mea taurewa noa e ngā whānau rangatira o Te Tai Hauāuru (TTR 2000:26). / Heke considered herself the proper heir to Niniwa and her authority, and especially to tribal heirlooms, some of which were loaned by chiefly families from the West Coast.

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2. (modifier) as a refugee, as a fugitive, as an exile.

Kotahi tau i noho taurewa a Rāniera rātou ko te whānau i Pohokura i uta i ngā maunga (TTR 1994:134). / For a year Rāniera and his family lived as refugees at Pohokura inland, in the mountains.

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3. (noun) fugitive, escapee.

I Taupō ka rokohanga atu ngā taurewa o Ngāi Te Ūpokoiri o te horo i Te Whiti-o-Tū me Te Roto-a-Tara e noho ana i ngā whenua o Ngāti Tūwharetoa (TTR 1990:348). / At Taupō he found fugitives of Ngāti Te Ūpokoiri from the defeats at Te Whiti-o-Tū and Te Roto-a-Tara living on Ngāti Tūwharetoa lands.

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