[ ri-mand, -mahnd ]
/ rɪˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd /

verb (used with object)

to send back, remit, or consign again.
  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.


the act of remanding.
the state of being remanded.
a person remanded.

Origin of remand

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


re·mand·ment, nounun·re·mand·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for remand

/ (rɪˈmɑːnd) /

verb (tr)

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
to send back


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
the act of remanding or state of being remanded
on remand in custody or on bail awaiting trial or completion of one's trial

Derived forms of remand

remandment, noun

Word Origin for remand

C15: from Medieval Latin remandāre to send back word, from Latin re- + mandāre to command, confine; see mandate
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