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

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

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


Nearby words

  1. remissible,
  2. remission,
  3. remissive,
  4. remissively,
  5. remissly,
  6. remitt.,
  7. remittal,
  8. remittance,
  9. remittance man,
  10. remittee

Origin of remit

1325–75; Middle English remitten < Latin remittere to send back, let go back, concede, allow, equivalent to re- re- + mittere to send

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British Dictionary definitions for remitting


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

noun (ˈriːmɪt, rɪˈmɪt)

Derived Formsremittable, adjective

Word Origin for remit

C14: from Latin remittere to send back, release, re- + mittere to send

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Word Origin and History for remitting



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.

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Medicine definitions for remitting


[ rĭ-mĭt ]


To diminish; abate.
To transmit money.

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