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remit

[ verb, noun ri-mit; noun also ree-mit ]
/ verb, noun r瑟藞m瑟t; noun also 藞ri m瑟t /
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verb (used without object), re路mit路ted, re路mit路ting.
noun
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Origin of remit

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English remitten, from Latin remittere 鈥渢o send back, let go back, concede, allow,鈥 equivalent to re- 鈥渁gain; back鈥 + mittere 鈥渢o send鈥; see re-

historical usage of remit

The verb remit comes directly from Latin remittere 鈥渢o send back, go back, return, release, let go,鈥.鈥 (The many Latin senses of remittere cover four and a half columns in the Oxford Latin Dictionary).
From its earliest appearance in Middle English, this verb had three main categories of meaning: surrender or forgiveness; ceasing or diminishing; referring or sending. The specific sense 鈥渢o send money鈥 appeared about 1543. The British noun sense 鈥渢he area of authority of a person or group鈥 dates from the second half of the 19th century.

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British Dictionary definitions for remit

remit

verb (r瑟藞m瑟t) -mits, -mitting or -mitted (mainly tr)
noun (藞ri藧m瑟t, r瑟藞m瑟t)

Derived forms of remit

remittable, adjective

Word Origin for remit

C14: from Latin remittere to send back, release, re- + mittere to send
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for remit

remit
[ r沫-m沫t ]

v.
To diminish; abate.
To transmit money.
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