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Word of the Day
Monday, March 12, 2012

Definitions for remit

  1. To slacken or relax.
  2. To transmit money, a check, etc., as in payment.
  3. To abate for a time or at intervals, as a fever.

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Citations for remit
It matters not that we remit our attention, at times, to the pain or the pleasure; these are always in the background; and the strength of the appetite is their strength. Alexander Bain, Practical Essays
If I were satisfied that you were not intending to make an exhibition of yourself I might be prepared to remit the fines. Henry Cecil, Independent Witness
Origin of remit
Remit is derived from the Latin roots re- meaning "back" and mit meaning "send," so it literally meant "to send back."