Remittitur
Remittitur Re*mit"ti*tur (-t?-t?r), n. [L., (it) is remitted.] (Law) (a) A remission or surrender, -- {remittitur damnut} being a remission of excess of damages. (b) A sending back, as when a record is remitted by a superior to an inferior court. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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  • remittitur — re·mit·ti·tur /ri mi tə tər/ n [Latin, it is sent back, remitted, third person singular present indicative passive of remittere to send back, remit] 1 a: a procedure under which a court may order the reduction of an excessive verdict; esp: a… …   Law dictionary

  • Remittitur — A remittitur is a ruling by a judge (usually upon motion to reduce or throw out a jury verdict) lowering the amount of damages granted by a jury in a civil case. Usually, this is because the amount awarded exceeded the amount demanded; however,… …   Wikipedia

  • remittitur — /ramitatar/ The procedural process by which an excessive verdict of the jury is reduced. Pippen v. Denision, Division of Abex Corp., 66 Mich.App. 664, 239 N.W.2d 704, 710. If money damages awarded by a jury are grossly excessive as a matter of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • remittitur — noun The reduction by a judge of damages awarded by a jury …   Wiktionary

  • remittitur — re·mit·ti·tur …   English syllables

  • remittitur — A reducing of a verdict because of the excessiveness of the award, often required of a plaintiff as a condition of affirmance of the judgment entered upon the verdict. 22 Am J2d Damg § 366. The remanding of a case by an appellate court to the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • remittitur — rə̇ˈmid.əd.ə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Latin, it is sent back, remitted, 3d singular present indicative passive of remittere to send back, remit 1. a. : a remission to a defendant by a plaintiff of the portion of a verdict for damages considered… …   Useful english dictionary

  • remittitur damnut — Remittitur Re*mit ti*tur ( t? t?r), n. [L., (it) is remitted.] (Law) (a) A remission or surrender, {remittitur damnut} being a remission of excess of damages. (b) A sending back, as when a record is remitted by a superior to an inferior court.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remittitur of record — /ramitatar av rekard/ The returning or sending back by a court of appeal of the record and proceedings in a cause, after its decision thereon, to the court whence the appeal came, in order that the cause may be tried anew (where it is so ordered) …   Black's law dictionary

  • remittitur for jurisdiction — The reduction by the plaintiff of his claim by a voluntary credit in order to bring the claim within the jurisdictional maximum limit of the court. 20 Am J2d Cts § 165 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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