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Remit definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REMIT', v.t. [L. remitto, to send back; re and mitto, to send.]
1. To relax, as intensity; to make less tense or violent.
So willingly doth God remit his ire.
2. To forgive; to surrender the right of punishing a crime; as, to remit punishment.
3. To pardon, as a fault or crime.
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them.
John 20.
4. To give up; to resign.
In grievous and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince.
5. To refer; as a clause that remitted all to the bishop's discretion.
6. To send back.
The pris'ner was remitted to the guard.
7. To transmit money, bills or other thing in payment for goods received. American merchants remit money, bills of exchange or some species of stock, in payment for British goods.
8. To restore.
In this case, the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right.
REMIT', v.i.
1. To slacken; to become less intense or rigorous.
When our passions remit, the vehemence of our speech remits too.
So we say, cold or heat remits.
2. To abate in violence for a time, without intermission; as, a fever remits at a certain hour every day.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with; "they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"
2: (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) [syn: remission, remitment, remit] v
1: send (money) in payment; "remit $25"
2: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]
3: release from (claims, debts, or taxes); "The taxes were remitted"
4: refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision [syn: remit, remand, send back]
5: forgive; "God will remit their sins"
6: make slack as by lessening tension or firmness [syn: slacken, remit]
7: diminish or abate; "The pain finally remitted"

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (remitted; remitting) Etymology: Middle English remitten, from Latin remittere to send back, from re- + mittere to send Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to lay aside (a mood or disposition) partly or wholly b. to desist from (an activity) c. to let (as attention or diligence) slacken ; relax 2. a. to release from the guilt or penalty of <remit sins> b. to refrain from exacting <remit a tax> c. to cancel or refrain from inflicting <remit the penalty> d. to give relief from (suffering) 3. to submit or refer for consideration, judgment, decision, or action; specifically remand 4. to restore or consign to a former status or condition 5. postpone, defer 6. to send (money) to a person or place especially in payment of a demand, account, or draft intransitive verb 1. a. to abate in force or intensity ; moderate b. to abate symptoms (as of a disease) for a period 2. to send money (as in payment) remitment noun remittable adjective remitter noun II. noun Date: 15th century 1. an act of remitting 2. something remitted to another person or authority

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. (remitted, remitting) 1 tr. cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment etc.). 2 intr. & tr. abate or slacken; cease or cease from partly or entirely. 3 tr. send (money etc.) in payment. 4 tr. cause to be conveyed by post. 5 tr. a (foll. by to) refer (a matter for decision etc.) to some authority. b Law send back (a case) to a lower court. 6 tr. a (often foll. by to) postpone or defer. b (foll. by in, into) send or put back into a previous state. 7 tr. Theol. (usu. of God) pardon (sins etc.). --n. 1 the terms of reference of a committee etc. 2 an item remitted for consideration. Derivatives: remittable adj. remittal n. remittee n. remitter n. Etymology: ME f. L remittere remiss- (as RE-, mittere send)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Remit Re*mit" (r?-m?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Remitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Remitting.] [L. remittere, remissum, to send back, to slacken, relax; pref. re- re- + mittere to send. See Mission, and cf. Remise, Remiss.] 1. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign. In the case the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right. --Blackstone. In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince. --Hayward. The prisoner was remitted to the guard. --Dryden. 2. To restore. [Obs.] The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty. --Hayward. 3. (Com.) To transmit or send, esp. to a distance, as money in payment of a demand, account, draft, etc.; as, he remitted the amount by mail. 4. To send off or away; hence: (a) To refer or direct (one) for information, guidance, help, etc. ``Remitting them . . . to the works of Galen.'' --Sir T. Elyot. (b) To submit, refer, or leave (something) for judgment or decision. ``Whether the counsel be good I remit it to the wise readers.'' --Sir T. Elyot. 5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate. So willingly doth God remit his ire. --Milton. 6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove. Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. --John xx. 23. 7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation. ``The sovereign was undoubtedly competent to remit penalties.'' --Macaulay. Syn: To relax; release; abate; relinguish; forgive; pardon; absolve.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Remit Re*mit", v. i. 1. To abate in force or in violence; to grow less intense; to become moderated; to abate; to relax; as, a fever remits; the severity of the weather remits. 2. To send money, as in payment. --Addison.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(remitted) 1. Someone's remit is the area of activity which they are expected to deal with, or which they have authority to deal with. (BRIT) That issue is not within the remit of the working group... = brief N-COUNT: usu sing, oft poss N, N of n 2. If you remit money to someone, you send it to them. (FORMAL) Many immigrants regularly remit money to their families. VERB: V n to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Return, restore, replace, send back. 2. Relax, diminish, abate, bate. 3. Release. 4. Forgive, pardon, absolve, excuse, overlook, pass over. 5. Resign, surrender, give up, deliver up, relinquish. 6. Refer. 7. Transmit, forward, send. II. v. n. Slacken, abate, lessen, diminish, decrease, grow less, intermit.

Moby Thesaurus

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