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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. 2018

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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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