verb (used with object), re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting.
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Origin of remit
SYNONYMS FOR remit
historical usage of remit
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 “to send money” appeared about 1543. The British noun sense “the area of authority of a person or group” dates from the second half of the 19th century.
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Example sentences from the Web for remit
But that was not within the remit of the Dutch investigators.
He questioned whether preventing pictures being taken was part of the police protection unit's remit.James Middleton - Should Royal Police Have Parked His Car?|Tom Sykes|October 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fifty minutes later, when the remit to oversee the bid was awarded to Hunt, Osborne replied, “I hope you like the solution!”Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt ‘Sympathetic’ to Murdoch BSkyB Bid|Peter Jukes|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The safest ways to remit are by registered letter or postal note.
It was made high treason to 173 correspond with him, or remit money for his service.Constitutional History of England, volume 3 of 3|Henry Hallam
But we will remit this to the readers consideration, and note the issue of this mischéefe now broched.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12)|Raphael Holinshed
Much less is it in the power of a private man to remit a penalty to be inflicted by a magistrate.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)|Richard Baxter
You will remit to her my casket, in which all my private papers are kept.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete|Madame La Marquise De Montespan