remit


remit
remit late 14c., from L. remittere "send back, slacken, let go, abate," from re- "back" + mittere "to send" (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Meaning "send money to someone" first recorded 1630s. Related: Remitted; remitting.

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  • remit — re·mit /ri mit/ vb re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting [Latin remittere to let go back, send back, give up, forgive, from re back + mittere to let go, send] vt 1 a: to release from the guilt or penalty of b: to refrain from exacting remit a tax c …   Law dictionary

  • Remit — Re*mit (r? m?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Remitting}.] [L. remittere, remissum, to send back, to slacken, relax; pref. re re + mittere to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Remise}, {Remiss}.] 1. To send back; to give up; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remit to — [phrasal verb] remit (something) to (someone or something) : to send (something, such as a dispute or a court case) to an authority that can make a decision about it often used as (be) remitted to The matter was remitted to a new committee for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • remit — [v1] send, transfer address, consign, dispatch, forward, mail, make payment, pay, post, route, settle, ship, square, transmit; concepts 217,341 Ant. hold, keep remit [v2] stop, postpone abate, absolve, alleviate, amnesty, cancel, condone,… …   New thesaurus

  • remit — [ri mit′; ] for n., chiefly Brit [ rē′mit] vt. remitted, remitting [ME remytten < L remittere (pp. remissus), to send back, in LL(Ec), to forgive sin < re , back + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to forgive or pardon (sins, offenses,… …   English World dictionary

  • Remit — Re*mit , v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To send money, as in payment. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remit — 1 pardon, forgive, *excuse, condone Analogous words: *exculpate, exonerate, acquit, vindicate, absolve 2 forward, transmit, route, ship, *send, dispatch …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remit — The noun, meaning ‘terms of reference’, is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable or (less often) on the second, and the verb, meaning ‘to send (money)’, is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. The inflected forms of the… …   Modern English usage

  • remit — ► VERB (remitted, remitting) 1) cancel (a debt) or refrain from inflicting (a punishment). 2) send (money) in payment, especially by post. 3) refer (a matter for decision) to an authority. 4) Theology pardon (a sin). 5) archaic diminish …   English terms dictionary

  • remit — To pay for purchases by cash, check, or electronic transfer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. remit re‧mit 1 [rɪˈmɪt] verb remitted PTandPPX remitting PRESPARTX [transitive] …   Financial and business terms


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