Meaning of remit

re•mit

Pronunciation: (ri-mit'), [key]
— v., n. -mit•ted, -mit•ting,
—v.t.
  1. to transmit or send (money, a check, etc.) to a person or place, usually in payment.
  2. to refrain from inflicting or enforcing, as a punishment, sentence, etc.
  3. to refrain from exacting, as a payment or service.
  4. to pardon or forgive (a sin, offense, etc.).
  5. to slacken; abate; relax: to remit watchfulness.
  6. to give back: to remit an overpayment.
  7. to send back (a case) to an inferior court for further action.
  8. to put back into a previous position or condition.
  9. to put off; postpone; defer.
  10. to set free; release.
  11. to send back to prison or custody.
  12. to give up; surrender.
—v.i.
  1. to transmit money, a check, etc., as in payment.
  2. to abate for a time or at intervals, as a fever.
  3. to slacken; abate.
—n.
  1. a transfer of the record of an action from one tribunal to another, particularly from an appellate court to the court of original jurisdiction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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