verb re·mit \ri-ˈmit\

: to send (money) as a payment

: to cancel or free someone from (a punishment, debt, etc.)


Full Definition of REMIT

transitive verb
a :  to lay aside (a mood or disposition) partly or wholly
b :  to desist from (an activity)
c :  to let (as attention or diligence) slacken :  relax
a :  to release from the guilt or penalty of <remit sins>
b :  to refrain from exacting <remit a tax>
c :  to cancel or refrain from inflicting <remit the penalty>
d :  to give relief from (suffering)
:  to submit or refer for consideration, judgment, decision, or action; specifically :  remand
:  to restore or consign to a former status or condition
:  to send (money) to a person or place especially in payment of a demand, account, or draft
intransitive verb
a :  to abate in force or intensity :  moderate
b :  to abate symptoms (as of a disease) for a period
:  to send money (as in payment)
re·mit·ment \-ˈmit-mənt\ noun
re·mit·ta·ble \-ˈmi-tə-bəl\ adjective
re·mit·ter noun

Examples of REMIT

  1. Please remit $1,000 upon receipt of this letter.
  2. Payment can be remitted by check.
  3. The governor remitted the remainder of her life sentence.
  4. A patient who has mild flare-ups in the skin and joints twice a year may one day awaken with kidney failure or paralysis that, one month later, mysteriously remits. —Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times Book Review, 19 Nov. 1989

Origin of REMIT

Middle English remitten, from Latin remittere to send back, from re- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 14th century


noun re·mit \ri-ˈmit, ˈrē-ˌ\

: an area of responsibility and authority

Full Definition of REMIT

:  an act of remitting (see 1remit)
:  something remitted to another person or authority

Origin of REMIT

(see 1remit)
First Known Use: 15th century


intransitive verb re·mit \ri-ˈmit\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REMIT

:  to abate symptoms for a period :  go into or be in remission <her leukemia remitted for a year>


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