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Meaning of REMIT

Pronunciation:  ri'mit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
  2. [v]  go into remission, as of one's state of health
  3. [v]  make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
  4. [v]  of appeal courts
  5. [v]  release from (claims and debts)
  6. [v]  hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
  7. [v]  send payment for

REMIT is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remand, remission, remitment, send back, set back, shelve, slacken, table
 See Also: ameliorate, better, call, call off, cancel, cancel, challenge, delay, douse, dowse, hold, improve, loose, loosen, meliorate, pay, probate, referral, reprieve, reschedule, respite, strike down, suspend, transfer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 surrender; to resign.
             In the case the law remits him to his ancient and
             more certain right.                   --Blackstone.
             In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be
             remitted to their prince.             --Hayward.
             The prisoner was remitted to the guard. --Dryden.
    2. To restore. [Obs.]
             The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty.
    3. (Com.) 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. 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. ``Whether the counsel be good I remit it to
           the wise readers.'' --Sir T. Elyot.
    5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
             So willingly doth God remit his ire.  --Milton.
    6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
             Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto
             them.                                 --John xx. 23.
    7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the
       performance of an obligation. ``The sovereign was
       undoubtedly competent to remit penalties.'' --Macaulay.
    Syn: To relax; release; abate; relinguish; forgive; pardon;
  2. \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.
    2. To send money, as in payment. --Addison.