[ ri-mit-er ]


  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of remitter1

First recorded in 1535–45; remit + -er 3

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Example Sentences

When, however, Temple had exhausted his cash, the would-be remitter was compelled to send the coin itself by express.

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

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

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

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


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