- to transmit or send (money, a check, etc.) to a person or place, usually in payment.
- to refrain from inflicting or enforcing, as a punishment, sentence, etc.
- to refrain from exacting, as a payment or service.
- to pardon or forgive (a sin, offense, etc.).
- to slacken; abate; relax: to remit watchfulness.
- to give back: to remit an overpayment.
- Law. to send back (a case) to an inferior court for further action.
- to put back into a previous position or condition.
- to put off; postpone; defer.
- Obsolete. to set free; release.
- Obsolete. to send back to prison or custody.
- Obsolete. to give up; surrender.
- to transmit money, a check, etc., as in payment.
- to abate for a time or at intervals, as a fever.
- to slacken; abate.
- Law. a transfer of the record of an action from one tribunal to another, particularly from an appellate court to the court of original jurisdiction.
- something remitted, as for further deliberation or action.
- the act of remitting.
- Chiefly British. the area of authority of a person or group.
Origin of remit
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Examples from the Web for remitted
In 2011, it remitted more than $75 billion to the Treasury on some $77.4 billion it made in profit.How the Fed Has Earned $80 Billion in Profits in Fiscal 2012
September 25, 2012
The pardon cannot touch the guilt; but when the guilt is remitted, there is still the penalty.Short Studies on Great Subjects
James Anthony Froude
If this tax was remitted, would you not get work yourselves, and on your own account too?Sophisms of the Protectionists
This amount was remitted, in the twelve months preceding the war, in specie.Albert Gallatin
John Austin Stevens
Money was remitted to London either by carrier or through some merchant.The History of London
As he was a poor man the debt was remitted, but he was obliged to leave the province.The Greatest Highway in the World
- (also intr) to send (money, payment, etc), as for goods or service, esp by post
- law (esp of an appeal court) to send back (a case or proceeding) to an inferior court for further consideration or action
- to cancel or refrain from exacting (a penalty or punishment)
- (also intr) to relax (pace, intensity, etc) or (of pace or the like) to slacken or abate
- to postpone; defer
- archaic to pardon or forgive (crime, sins, etc)
- the area of authority or responsibility of an individual or a groupby taking that action, the committee has exceeded its remit
- law the transfer of a case from one court or jurisdiction to another, esp from an appeal court to an inferior tribunal
- the act of remitting
- something remitted
- NZ a proposal from a branch of an organization put forward for discussion at the annual general meeting
Word Origin and History for remitted
late 14c., "to forgive, pardon," from Latin remittere "send back, slacken, let go back, abate," from re- "back" (see re-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). Meaning "allow to remain unpaid" is from mid-15c. Meaning "send money (to someone)" first recorded 1630s. Related: Remitted; remitting.
- To diminish; abate.
- To transmit money.