verb (used with object), re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting.
- to transmit or send (money, a check, etc.) to a person or place, usually in payment.
- to refrain from inflicting or enforcing, as a punishment, sentence, etc.
- to refrain from exacting, as a payment or service.
- to pardon or forgive (a sin, offense, etc.).
- to slacken; abate; relax: to remit watchfulness.
- to give back: to remit an overpayment.
- Law. to send back (a case) to an inferior court for further action.
- to put back into a previous position or condition.
- to put off; postpone; defer.
- Obsolete. to set free; release.
- Obsolete. to send back to prison or custody.
- Obsolete. to give up; surrender.
verb (used without object), re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting.
- to transmit money, a check, etc., as in payment.
- to abate for a time or at intervals, as a fever.
- to slacken; abate.
- Law. a transfer of the record of an action from one tribunal to another, particularly from an appellate court to the court of original jurisdiction.
- something remitted, as for further deliberation or action.
- the act of remitting.
- Chiefly British. the area of authority of a person or group.
verb (rɪˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting or -mitted (mainly tr)
- (also intr) to send (money, payment, etc), as for goods or service, esp by post
- law (esp of an appeal court) to send back (a case or proceeding) to an inferior court for further consideration or action
- to cancel or refrain from exacting (a penalty or punishment)
- (also intr) to relax (pace, intensity, etc) or (of pace or the like) to slacken or abate
- to postpone; defer
- archaic to pardon or forgive (crime, sins, etc)
noun (ˈriːmɪt, rɪˈmɪt)
- the area of authority or responsibility of an individual or a groupby taking that action, the committee has exceeded its remit
- law the transfer of a case from one court or jurisdiction to another, esp from an appeal court to an inferior tribunal
- the act of remitting
- something remitted
- NZ a proposal from a branch of an organization put forward for discussion at the annual general meeting
v.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. v.
- To diminish; abate.
- To transmit money.