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[ri-mit-er] /rɪˈmɪt ər/
  1. the principle or operation by which a person who enters on an estate by a defective title, and who previously had an earlier and more valid title to it, is adjudged to hold it by the earlier and more valid one.
  2. the act of remitting a case to another court for decision.
restoration, as to a former right or condition.
Also, remittor. a person or company that remits or makes a remittance.
Origin of remitter
1535-45; remit + -er3 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for remitter
  • remitter requests to pay by credit card by telephone.
  • When sending a money order it is important to have complete and legible remitter information included with the money order.
  • Upon notification, the remitter will be held responsible for future tax required to be withheld from the remittee.
  • Return the unacceptable remittance to the remitter and request a replacement.
  • The system produces a remittance receipt, which is given or mailed to the remitter.
  • The bank's legitimate cashier's checks are blue and do not show the remitter name below the signature line.
  • Provide as much information as available, so the remitter may file a claim against the money order company.
British Dictionary definitions for remitter


Also remittor. a person who remits
(property law) the principle by which a person out of possession of land to which he or she had a good title is adjudged to regain this when he or she again enters into possession of the land
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Word Origin and History for remitter

1540s, a legal principle, from Old French remitter, noun use of infinitive, from Latin remittere "send back" (see remit). For legalese noun use of French infinitives, cf. waiver.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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