What does remit mean?

Definitions for remit

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remitnoun

    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"

  2. remission, remitment, remitverb

    (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)

  3. remitverb

    send (money) in payment

    "remit $25"

  4. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offverb

    hold back to a later time

    "let's postpone the exam"

  5. remitverb

    release from (claims, debts, or taxes)

    "The taxes were remitted"

  6. remit, remand, send backverb

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

  7. remitverb


    "God will remit their sins"

  8. slacken, remitverb

    make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

  9. remitverb

    diminish or abate

    "The pain finally remitted"


  1. remitnoun

    terms of reference; set of responsibilities.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  2. remitverb

    To forgive, pardon.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  3. remitverb

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

    Etymology: From remittere.

  4. remitverb

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

    Etymology: From remittere.

  5. remitverb

    To show a lessening or abatement (of) a specified quality.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  6. remitverb

    To diminish, abate.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  7. remitverb

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

    Etymology: From remittere.

  8. remitverb

    To postpone.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  9. remitverb

    To transmit or send, as money in payment.

    Etymology: From remittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remitverb

    to send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign

  2. Remitverb

    to restore

  3. Remitverb

    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. Remitverb

    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

  5. Remitverb

    to relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate

  6. Remitverb

    to forgive; to pardon; to remove

  7. Remitverb

    to refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation

  8. Remitverb

    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

  9. Remitverb

    to send money, as in payment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remit

    rē-mit′, v.t. to relax: to pardon: to resign: to restore: to transmit, as money, &c.: to put again in custody: to transfer from one tribunal to another: to refer for information.—v.i. to abate in force or violence:—pr.p. remit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. remit′ted.n. (law) a communication from a superior court to one subordinate.—ns. Remit′ment, act of remitting; Remit′tal, a remitting: surrender; Remit′tance, that which is remitted: the sending of money, &c., to a distance: also the sum or thing sent; Remittēē′, the person to whom a remittance is sent.—adj. Remit′tent, increasing and remitting, or abating alternately, as a disease.—ns. Remit′ter, one who makes a remittance; Remit′tor (law), a remitting to a former right or title—(obs.) Remit′ter. [O. Fr. remettre—L. remittĕre, remissumre-, back, mittĕre, to send.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. remit

    To lessen; as, to remit a part of a soldier’s sentence.

Anagrams for remit »

  1. mitre

  2. miter

  3. timer

  4. merit

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of remit in a Sentence

  1. Dietrich Murswiek:

    The ECB has stepped beyond its remit. The European court should forbid the ECB from doing this, you can draw parallels with quantitative easing. From my point of view, QE is also beyond its remit. This can also lead to legal action.

  2. Tom Hiddleston:

    They just wanted people to see these new characters, these new actors and the remit was, if youre over 6 foot and youve got blonde hair, you can come have a pop at it, so...I never auditioned for Loki, I only auditioned for Thor, which is nuts.

  3. Bill Gross:

    They buy the bonds by printing money or figuratively dropping it from helicopters – expanding their balance sheets in the process, they then remit any net interest from their trillions of dollars or yen bond purchases right back to their Treasuries. The money in essence is free of expense and free of repayment as long as the process continues uninterrupted.

  4. Katherine Cooper:

    In this case, I submit to you, your honor, that they gone way beyond the remit of their authority.

  5. Robert Kahn:

    I would argue the Fund is being brought into cases where there are political elements, it takes the Fund well outside its remit and its expertise.

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  • صلاحياتArabic
  • remitirSpanish
  • vastuualue, toimiala, lähettääFinnish
  • remettreFrench
  • rimettereItalian
  • תפקידיHebrew
  • rīmitiMāori
  • пересылать, компетенция, переводить, перевести, перечислять, перечислить, переслатьRussian
  • జమ చేయుTelugu
  • Chinese

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