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

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

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




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Origin of remit

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English remitten, from Latin remittere “to send back, let go back, concede, allow,” equivalent to re- “again; back” + mittere “to send”; see re-

historical usage of remit

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for remit


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

noun (ˈriːmɪt, rɪˈmɪt)

Derived forms of remit

remittable, adjective

Word Origin for remit

C14: from Latin remittere to send back, release, re- + mittere to send
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Medical definitions for remit

[ rĭ-mĭt ]


To diminish; abate.
To transmit money.
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