the sending of money, checks, etc., to a recipient at a distance.
money or its equivalent sent from one place to another.

Nearby words

  1. remissively,
  2. remissly,
  3. remit,
  4. remitt.,
  5. remittal,
  6. remittance man,
  7. remittee,
  8. remittent,
  9. remitter,
  10. remix

Origin of remittance

First recorded in 1695–1705; remit + -ance

Related formspre·re·mit·tance, noun

Can be confusedremission remittance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for remittance



payment for goods or services received or as an allowance, esp when sent by post
the act of remitting
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Word Origin and History for remittance



1705; see remit + -ance. Earlier in same sense were remitment (1610s of offenses; 1670s of money sent); remital (1590s).

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