Definition of Remit

1. Noun. 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"

Generic synonyms: Issue, Matter, Subject, Topic
Language type: Britain

2. Verb. Send (money) in payment. "Remit $25"
Entails: Transfer
Generic synonyms: Pay
Derivative terms: Remitment, Remittal, Remittance

3. Noun. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court).
Exact synonyms: Remission, Remitment
Generic synonyms: Referral
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

4. Verb. Hold back to a later time. "Let's postpone the exam"

5. Verb. Release from (claims, debts, or taxes). "The taxes were remitted"
Generic synonyms: Cancel, Strike Down

6. Verb. Refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision.
Exact synonyms: Remand, Send Back
Generic synonyms: Challenge
Derivative terms: Remission, Remitment

7. Verb. Forgive. "God will remit their sins"
Generic synonyms: Forgive

8. Verb. Make slack as by lessening tension or firmness.
Exact synonyms: Slacken
Generic synonyms: Loose, Loosen
Specialized synonyms: Douse, Dowse
Causes: Slacken
Derivative terms: Slackening

9. Verb. Diminish or abate. "The pain finally remitted"
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Derivative terms: Remission, Remittal, Remittent

Definition of Remit

1. v. t. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.

2. v. i. 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.

Definition of Remit

1. Verb. To forgive, pardon. ¹

2. Verb. To give up, stop succumbing to (a negative emotion etc.). ¹

3. Verb. To allow (something) to slacken, to relax (one's attention etc.). ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To show a lessening or abatement (of) a specified quality. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To diminish, abate. ¹

6. Verb. To refer (something) for deliberation, judgment, etc. (to a particular body or person). ¹

7. Verb. To postpone. ¹

8. Verb. To transmit or send, as money in payment. ¹

9. Noun. (chiefly British) terms of reference; set of responsibilities. ¹

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Definition of Remit

1. to send money in payment [v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS]

Medical Definition of Remit

1. To become less severe for a time without absolutely ceasing. Origin: see remission (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Remit

remission induction
remission induction chemotherapy
remission of sin
remit (current term)
remittance man
remittance men

Literary usage of Remit

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... excluded from the operation of the warrant of the Secretary of the Treasury, his power to remit forfeitures incurred by virtue of the statute of 1861, ..."

2. Cases Decided in the Court of Session by Scotland Court of Session, Patrick Shaw, Scotland, Court of Session (1836)
"206. was quite immaterial whether such remit was contained in the judgment or not, as it was always implied, when not expressed. And the pro- i-;tewart'v. ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"... regard to au the assets, and the whole aggregate amount of debt here and abroad, and then to remit the surplus abroad to the principal administrator. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"But is that power exclusive, in the sense that no other officer can remit forfeitures or penalties incurred for the violation of the laws of the United ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1887)
"On his return to Guienne Chandos strongly urged Edward to remit the hearth-tax, which was causing the inhabitants of the province great irritation. ..."

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