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remand

[ri-mand, -mahnd] /rɪˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to send back, remit, or consign again.
2.
Law.
  1. to send back (a case) to a lower court from which it was appealed, with instructions as to what further proceedings should be had.
  2. (of a court or magistrate) to send back (a prisoner or accused person) into custody, as to await further proceedings.
noun
3.
the act of remanding.
4.
the state of being remanded.
5.
a person remanded.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English remaunden (v.) < Old French remander < Late Latin remandāre to repeat a command, send back word, equivalent to re- re- + mandāre to entrust, enjoin; see mandate
Related forms
remandment, noun
unremanded, adjective
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Examples for remand
  • The chance that a given remand prisoner will end his or her life in prison is not unusually high.
  • The number of inmates on remand has doubled and now accounts for a third of the prison population.
  • The court, therefore, suggests remand of these cases.
British Dictionary definitions for remand

remand

/rɪˈmɑːnd/
verb (transitive)
1.
(law) (of a court or magistrate) to send (a prisoner or accused person) back into custody or admit him to bail, esp on adjourning a case for further inquiries to be made
2.
to send back
noun
3.
the sending of a prisoner or accused person back into custody (or sometimes admitting him to bail) to await trial or continuation of his trial
4.
the act of remanding or state of being remanded
5.
on remand, in custody or on bail awaiting trial or completion of one's trial
Derived Forms
remandment, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin remandāre to send back word, from Latin re- + mandāre to command, confine; see mandate
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Word Origin and History for remand
remand
1439, from M.Fr. remander (12c.), from L.L. remandare "to send back word, repeat a command," from L. re- "back" + mandare "to consign, order, commit to one's charge" (see mandate).
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