What does remit mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. remit(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"

  2. remission, remitment, remit(verb)

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

  3. remit(verb)

    send (money) in payment

    "remit $25"

  4. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off(verb)

    hold back to a later time

    "let's postpone the exam"

  5. remit(verb)

    release from (claims, debts, or taxes)

    "The taxes were remitted"

  6. remit, remand, send back(verb)

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

  7. remit(verb)


    "God will remit their sins"

  8. slacken, remit(verb)

    make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

  9. remit(verb)

    diminish or abate

    "The pain finally remitted"


  1. remit(Noun)

    terms of reference; set of responsibilities.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  2. remit(Verb)

    To forgive, pardon.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  3. remit(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From remittere.

  4. remit(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From remittere.

  5. remit(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From remittere.

  6. remit(Verb)

    To diminish, abate.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  7. remit(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From remittere.

  8. remit(Verb)

    To postpone.

    Etymology: From remittere.

  9. remit(Verb)

    To transmit or send, as money in payment.

    Etymology: From remittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remit(verb)

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

  2. Remit(verb)

    to restore

  3. Remit(verb)

    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. Remit(verb)

    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. Remit(verb)

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

  6. Remit(verb)

    to forgive; to pardon; to remove

  7. Remit(verb)

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

  8. Remit(verb)

    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. Remit(verb)

    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. Katherine Cooper:

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

  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. Michael Cheng:

    Given this decision, credit rating agencies will generally have to exercise more caution, as it seems the court agrees with the SFC that these type of research activities are within its remit.

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Berumen:

    Our remit as Michael BerumenThe KAUST scientists is to say which options are on the table, the real dilemma comes later in the form of the ethical question : Should we use these technologies or not ?

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Translations for remit

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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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