[verb, noun ri-mit; noun ree-mit]

verb (used with object), re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting.

verb (used without object), re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting.


Origin of remit

1325–75; Middle English remitten < Latin remittere to send back, let go back, concede, allow, equivalent to re- re- + mittere to send
Related formsre·mit·ta·ble, adjectivenon·re·mit·ta·ble, adjectivenon·re·mit·ta·bly, adverbpre·re·mit, verb (used with object), pre·re·mit·ted, pre·re·mit·ting.un·re·mit·ta·ble, adjective

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Antonyms for remit

1. retain. 4. condemn. 5. increase. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (rɪˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting or -mitted (mainly tr)

(also intr) to send (money, payment, etc), as for goods or service, esp by post
law (esp of an appeal court) to send back (a case or proceeding) to an inferior court for further consideration or action
to cancel or refrain from exacting (a penalty or punishment)
(also intr) to relax (pace, intensity, etc) or (of pace or the like) to slacken or abate
to postpone; defer
archaic to pardon or forgive (crime, sins, etc)

noun (ˈriːmɪt, rɪˈmɪt)

the area of authority or responsibility of an individual or a groupby taking that action, the committee has exceeded its remit
law the transfer of a case from one court or jurisdiction to another, esp from an appeal court to an inferior tribunal
the act of remitting
something remitted
NZ a proposal from a branch of an organization put forward for discussion at the annual general meeting
Derived Formsremittable, adjective

Word Origin for remit

C14: from Latin remittere to send back, release, re- + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for remit

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

remit in Medicine




To diminish; abate.
To transmit money.
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