[ verb, noun ri-mit; noun ree-mit ]
/ verb, noun rɪˈmɪt; noun ˈri mɪt /

verb (used with object), re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting.

verb (used without object), re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting.


Origin of remit

1325–75; Middle English remitten < Latin remittere to send back, let go back, concede, allow, equivalent to re- re- + mittere to send

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Word story

The verb remit comes directly from Latin remittere “to send back, go back, return, release, let go,….” (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 “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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for remitted


verb (rɪˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting or -mitted (mainly tr)

noun (ˈriːmɪt, rɪˈmɪt)

Derived Forms

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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for remitted


[ rĭ-mĭt ]


To diminish; abate.
To transmit money.
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