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remand

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verb re·mand \ri-ˈmand\

Simple Definition of remand

  • : to send (a case) back to another court of law to be tried or dealt with again

  • : to order (someone) to go somewhere

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of remand

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to order back: as a :  to send back (a case) to another court or agency for further action b :  to return to custody pending trial or for further detention

remand

noun

Examples of remand in a sentence

  1. The judge remanded the case for further consideration.



Did You Know?

Remand means "order back" or "send back". After losing a case in a lower court, lawyers will frequently appeal it to a higher court. If the higher court looks at the case and sees that the lower court made certain kinds of errors, it will simply remand it, while telling the lower court how it fell short the first time: by not instructing the jury thoroughly, for example, or by not taking into account a recent related court decision.

Origin and Etymology of remand

Middle English remaunden, from Anglo-French remander, from Late Latin remandare to send back word, from Latin re- + mandare to order — more at mandate


First Known Use: 15th century


Law Dictionary

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remand

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verb re·mand \ri-ˈmand\

Legal Definition of remand

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to return (a case or matter) from one court to another especially lower court or from a court to an administrative agency <the judgment of the trial court is reversed and the cause remanded to the superior court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion — McCarton v. Estate of Watson, 693 P.2d 192 (1984)> — compare affirm

  3. 2 :  to send (an accused) back into custody by court order (as pending trial) :  turn (a prisoner) over for continued detention

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to return a case to a lower court or other tribunal <the court remanded for resentencing — K. A. Cohen>



Origin and Etymology of remand

Anglo-French remander, from Middle French, to order back, from Late Latin remandare to send back word, from Latin re- back + mandare to order


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remand

noun re·mand

Legal Definition of remand

  1. 1 :  the act of remanding or state of being remanded

  2. 2 :  an order remanding a case or person





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