What does remand mean?

Definitions for remandrɪˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word remand.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remand(verb)

    the act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial)

  2. remit, remand, send back(verb)

    refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision

  3. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand(verb)

    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

    "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"


  1. remand(Noun)

    The act of sending an accused person back into custody whilst awaiting trial.

  2. remand(Noun)

    The act of an appellate court sending a matter back to a lower court for review or disposal.

  3. remand(Verb)

    To send a prisoner back to custody.

  4. remand(Verb)

    To send a case back to a lower court for further consideration.

  5. Origin: Remand is a legal term which has two related but distinct usages. Its etymology is from the Latin re- and mandare, literally "to order." It evolved in Late Latin to remandare, or "to send back word." It appears in Middle French as remander and in Middle English as remaunden, both with essentially the same meaning, "to send back."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remand(verb)

    to recommit; to send back

  2. Remand(noun)

    the act of remanding; the order for recommitment

  3. Origin: [F. remander to send word again, L. remandare; pref. re- re- + mandare to commit, order, send word. See Mandate.]


  1. Remand

    A remand is an action taken by an appellate court in which it sends back a case to the trial court or lower appellate court for further action. For example, if the trial judge committed a procedural error, failed to admit evidence or witnesses that the appellate court ruled should have been admitted, or ruled improperly on a litigant's motion, the appellate court may send the case back to the lower court for retrial or other action. A case is said to be "remanded" when the superior court returns or sends back the case to the lower court. Also, a court may be said to retry the case "on remand."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remand

    rē-mand, v.t. to recommit or send back.—n. state or act of being remanded or recommitted, as a prisoner.—n. Rem′anence, Rem′anency, permanence.—adj. Rem′anent, remaining: (Scot.) additional.—ns. Remanes′cence, a residuum; Rem′anet, a postponed case. [O. Fr. remander—L. remandārere-, back, mandāre, to order.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remand in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Masudur Rahman:

    Both of them were arrested on Wednesday night from two separate places, today they will be produced in the court and police will seek a 10-day remand to interrogate them.

Images & Illustrations of remand

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Translations for remand

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • varetægtsfængsleDanish
  • maintien, renvoi, renvoyer, maintenirFrench
  • aachur, cur er ashManx

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