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remit

[v., n. ri-mit; n. also ree-mit] /v., n. rɪˈmɪt; n. also ˈri mɪt/
verb (used with object), remitted, remitting.
1.
to transmit or send (money, a check, etc.) to a person or place, usually in payment.
2.
to refrain from inflicting or enforcing, as a punishment, sentence, etc.
3.
to refrain from exacting, as a payment or service.
4.
to pardon or forgive (a sin, offense, etc.).
5.
to slacken; abate; relax:
to remit watchfulness.
6.
to give back:
to remit an overpayment.
7.
Law. to send back (a case) to an inferior court for further action.
8.
to put back into a previous position or condition.
9.
to put off; postpone; defer.
10.
Obsolete. to set free; release.
11.
Obsolete. to send back to prison or custody.
12.
Obsolete. to give up; surrender.
verb (used without object), remitted, remitting.
13.
to transmit money, a check, etc., as in payment.
14.
to abate for a time or at intervals, as a fever.
15.
to slacken; abate.
noun
16.
Law. a transfer of the record of an action from one tribunal to another, particularly from an appellate court to the court of original jurisdiction.
17.
something remitted, as for further deliberation or action.
18.
the act of remitting.
19.
Chiefly British. the area of authority of a person or group.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English remitten < Latin remittere to send back, let go back, concede, allow, equivalent to re- re- + mittere to send
Related forms
remittable, adjective
nonremittable, adjective
nonremittably, adverb
preremit, verb (used with object), preremitted, preremitting.
unremittable, adjective
Synonyms
1. forward. 4. excuse, overlook. 5. diminish. 6. return, restore.
Antonyms
1. retain. 4. condemn. 5. increase.
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Examples from the web for remit
  • Most students have to take out loans to remit what colleges demand.
  • Employers are already required to withhold and remit workers' income and payroll taxes.
  • Such value judgements are in any case outside the remit of science, and increase the risk of confirmation bias.
  • Obviously, in a short extract one is not going to get the full remit of the research or its results.
  • The remit leaves little room for manoeuvre and the conclusions are wearily predictable.
  • Managing such tasks without the army's help is beyond the department's usual remit.
  • Most importantly, the board will have no power over when and how even the figures within its remit are published.
  • But whether people are well or sick also depends on factors and policies that lie far beyond the remit of any health minister.
  • The government also gets involved in private business dealings that should be beyond its remit.
  • But if you do not discount staying in another company's properties, then the narrow remit will not be so useful.
British Dictionary definitions for remit

remit

verb (mainly transitive) (rɪˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.
(also intransitive) to send (money, payment, etc), as for goods or service, esp by post
2.
(law) (esp of an appeal court) to send back (a case or proceeding) to an inferior court for further consideration or action
3.
to cancel or refrain from exacting (a penalty or punishment)
4.
(also intransitive) to relax (pace, intensity, etc) or (of pace or the like) to slacken or abate
5.
to postpone; defer
6.
(archaic) to pardon or forgive (crime, sins, etc)
noun (ˈriːmɪt; rɪˈmɪt)
7.
the area of authority or responsibility of an individual or a group: by taking that action, the committee has exceeded its remit
8.
(law) the transfer of a case from one court or jurisdiction to another, esp from an appeal court to an inferior tribunal
9.
the act of remitting
10.
something remitted
11.
(NZ) a proposal from a branch of an organization put forward for discussion at the annual general meeting
Derived Forms
remittable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin remittere to send back, release, re- + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for remit
v.

late 14c., "to forgive, pardon," from Latin remittere "send back, slacken, let go back, abate," from re- "back" (see re-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). Meaning "allow to remain unpaid" is from mid-15c. Meaning "send money (to someone)" first recorded 1630s. Related: Remitted; remitting.

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remit in Medicine

remit re·mit (rĭ-mĭt')
v. re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting, re·mits

  1. To diminish; abate.

  2. To transmit money.

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