Remit
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. [1913 Webster]

In the case the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

The prisoner was remitted to the guard. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To restore. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate. [1913 Webster]

So willingly doth God remit his ire. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove. [1913 Webster]

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. --John xx. 23. [1913 Webster]

7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation. ``The sovereign was undoubtedly competent to remit penalties.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To relax; release; abate; relinguish; forgive; pardon; absolve. [1913 Webster]


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  • remit — re·mit /ri mit/ vb re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting [Latin remittere to let go back, send back, give up, forgive, from re back + mittere to let go, send] vt 1 a: to release from the guilt or penalty of b: to refrain from exacting remit a tax c …   Law dictionary

  • remit — [v1] send, transfer address, consign, dispatch, forward, mail, make payment, pay, post, route, settle, ship, square, transmit; concepts 217,341 Ant. hold, keep remit [v2] stop, postpone abate, absolve, alleviate, amnesty, cancel, condone,… …   New thesaurus

  • remit — [ri mit′; ] for n., chiefly Brit [ rē′mit] vt. remitted, remitting [ME remytten < L remittere (pp. remissus), to send back, in LL(Ec), to forgive sin < re , back + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to forgive or pardon (sins, offenses,… …   English World 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To send money, as in payment. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remit — late 14c., from L. remittere send back, slacken, let go, abate, from re back + mittere to send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Meaning send money to someone first recorded 1630s. Related: Remitted; remitting …   Etymology dictionary

  • remit — 1 pardon, forgive, *excuse, condone Analogous words: *exculpate, exonerate, acquit, vindicate, absolve 2 forward, transmit, route, ship, *send, dispatch …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remit — The noun, meaning ‘terms of reference’, is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable or (less often) on the second, and the verb, meaning ‘to send (money)’, is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. The inflected forms of the… …   Modern English usage

  • remit — ► VERB (remitted, remitting) 1) cancel (a debt) or refrain from inflicting (a punishment). 2) send (money) in payment, especially by post. 3) refer (a matter for decision) to an authority. 4) Theology pardon (a sin). 5) archaic diminish …   English terms dictionary

  • remit — To pay for purchases by cash, check, or electronic transfer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. remit re‧mit 1 [rɪˈmɪt] verb remitted PTandPPX remitting PRESPARTX [transitive] …   Financial and business terms

  • remit — re|mit1 [rıˈmıt] v past tense and past participle remitted present participle remitting formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: remittere to send back ] 1.) [I and T] to send a payment ▪ Please remit payment by cheque. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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