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verb (used with object), re·mised, re·mis·ing. Law.
  1. to give up a claim to; surrender by deed.

Origin of remise

1475–85; < Middle French, feminine past participle of remettre to put back, deliver < Latin remittere to remit
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Historical Examples

  • Hotel du Nord, votre Excellence—remise de poste and 'delays' (quere relays) at all hours.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete

    Charles James Lever (1806-1872)

  • The piece, therefore, was remise,—and so was the harangue of the academician who was to have followed M. Mignet.

British Dictionary definitions for remise


  1. (tr) law to give up or relinquish (a right, claim, etc); surrender
  2. fencing to make a renewed thrust on the same lunge after the first has missed
  1. fencing a second thrust made on the same lunge after the first has missed
  2. obsolete a hired carriage
  3. obsolete a coach house

Word Origin

C17: from French remettre to put back, from Latin remittere to send back, from re- + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for remise


in law, "give up, surrender, make over to another," late 15c., from noun remise, from Old French remise, past participle of remettre "to send back," from Latin remittere (see remit). Related: Remised; remising.

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