Definitions for: Remit


[n] the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
[v] go into remission, as of one's state of health
[v] make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
[v] of appeal courts
[v] release from (claims and debts)
[v] hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
[v] send payment for



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remand, remission, remitment, send back, set back, shelve, slacken, table

See Also: ameliorate, better, call, call off, cancel, cancel, challenge, delay, douse, dowse, hold, improve, loose, loosen, meliorate, pay, probate, referral, reprieve, reschedule, respite, strike down, suspend, transfer

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