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

First recorded in 1695–1705; remit + -ance
Related formspre·re·mit·tance, noun
Can be confusedremission remittance
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Related Words for remittance

refund, return, settlement, restitution, wage, fee, sum, subsidy, deposit, reparation, premium, award, salary, reimbursement, disbursement, outlay, cash, amount, pension, repayment

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Historical Examples of remittance

  • Several months elapsed, and no remittance arrived from my father.

    Beaux and Belles of England

    Mary Robinson

  • When the remittance came from Liverpool it was a postal order for seven-and-sixpence.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Remittance can be made in currency, sent in letter at our risk.

  • Perhaps those who took your outfit also took your remittance money.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • I called at that establishment daily and found news of no remittance.


    David Christie Murray

British Dictionary definitions for remittance


  1. payment for goods or services received or as an allowance, esp when sent by post
  2. 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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