[ ri-mit-er ]
/ rɪˈmɪt ər /


  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.
restoration, as to a former right or condition.
Also re·mit·tor. a person or company that remits or makes a remittance.

Origin of remitter

First recorded in 1535–45; remit + -er3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for remitter


/ (rɪˈmɪtə) /


Also: remittor a person who remits
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper