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  1. Law.
    1. the principle or operation by which a person who enters on an estate by a defective title, and who previously had an earlier and more valid title to it, is adjudged to hold it by the earlier and more valid one.
    2. the act of remitting a case to another court for decision.
  2. restoration, as to a former right or condition.
  3. Also re·mit·tor. a person or company that remits or makes a remittance.
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Origin of remitter

First recorded in 1535–45; remit + -er3
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Examples from the Web for remitter

Historical Examples of remitter

  • If the remitter or payee be a Peer or a Bishop, his ordinary title is sufficient.

    Canadian Postal Guide


  • The address of the remitter of the money should also be given.

    Her Majesty's Mails

    William Lewins

  • In order to do so, it is necessary for the remitter to go to a bank and purchase a draft.

  • Fees should be sent by money order, or at the remitter's risk, in currency (but not in stamps).

  • Coin or currency inclosed in letter or packages if sent will be at the remitter's risk.

British Dictionary definitions for remitter


  1. Also: remittor a person who remits
  2. property law the principle by which a person out of possession of land to which he or she had a good title is adjudged to regain this when he or she again enters into possession of the land
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Word Origin and History for remitter


1540s, a legal principle, from Old French remitter, noun use of infinitive, from Latin remittere "send back" (see remit). For legalese noun use of French infinitives, cf. waiver.

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