Definition of remand
: to order back: such asa : to send back (a case) to another court or agency for further actionb : to return to custody pending trial or for further detention
Examples of remand in a Sentence
The judge remanded the case for further consideration.
Recent Examples of remand from the Web
Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered her remanded to Cook County Jail.
The Supreme Court vacated the previous judgment and is remanding the case to the trial court, saying in its opinion that the question of whether sovereign immunity applies was not addressed by the trial court.
All three were remanded to the Lake County jail following a Wednesday bond hearing.
He was remanded to the Lake County jail on a $75,000 bond.
Grimm's case was ultimately remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff in Wales, was remanded in custody to appear in court later on Friday, a Metropolitan Police statement said.
Issued Monday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C., the order remands the case to a special master in San Diego.
Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the appeals court decision and remanded the case to back to a lower court for further review.
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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.
REMAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of remand for English Language Learners
: to send (a case) back to another court of law to be tried or dealt with again
: to order (someone) to go somewhere
Legal Definition of remand
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
2 : to send (an accused) back into custody by court order (as pending trial) : turn (a prisoner) over for continued detention
: 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
Legal Definition of remand
1 : the act of remanding or state of being remanded
2 : an order remanding a case or person
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