remand

verb
re·​mand | \ ri-ˈmand How to pronounce remand (audio) \
remanded; remanding; remands

Definition of remand

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to order back: such 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
plural remands

Definition of remand (Entry 2 of 2)

law
: the act of remanding something or someone or the state of being remanded : an order to return or send back someone or something
a : the return of a case to another court or agency for further action … there was a rejection of the count that Microsoft attempted to monopolize the browser field, a remand to district court of the issue of whether Microsoft illegally "tied" its browser to Windows …— Steven Levy
b : the return of a person to custody pending trial or for further detention On one side of the prison there was a block of prisoners on remand; on the other side were the convicts …— Jim Lewis and Tom Vanderbilt

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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.

Examples of remand in a Sentence

Verb

The judge remanded the case for further consideration.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

He was remanded to Cook County Jail for violating his probation, police said. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, chicagotribune.com, "Man charged after Arlington Heights police find 223 grams of heroin inside car," 14 June 2018 Australian Brenton Tarrant was remanded into custody after appearing in court on Saturday and charged with murder. Mike Cherney, WSJ, "New Zealand Shooter Likely Acted Alone, Police Say," 16 Mar. 2019 The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals confirmed Osgood's conviction, but remanded the sentencing because of of an error in the judge's instructions to the jury during the penalty phase of the trial. Ivana Hrynkiw, AL.com, "Death row inmate re-sentenced, asks for the death penalty again," 12 Apr. 2018 White was transported to the Lake County jail and was remanded on three separate bonds, the highest being set at $150,000. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Mundelein police: Man found at park with marijuana, prescription drugs," 25 May 2018 One scenario is that the appeals court could remand the case to the district court, handing down a framework for analyzing vertical mergers and saying the case must be reconsidered in narrower terms. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "AT&T Not Out of the Legal Woods Yet," 6 Aug. 2018 The court also remanded the 1977 claims to the district court. Amanda Svachula, New York Times, "California Tried to Give Artists a Cut. But the Judges Said No.," 11 July 2018 The Second Circuit remanded the case for further proceedings, putting the federal judiciary one step closer to legal discovery and a potential jury trial on the content of Cheez-Its. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Cheez-Its and the Judiciary," 17 Dec. 2018 The Wisconsin Court of Appeals remanded Avery’s case back to Sutkiewicz, asking the lower court to address whether a CD — which Zellner argued was kept from Avery until April but contains exculpatory evidence — can be submitted into the record. German Lopez, Vox, "The first season was a huge hit, and quite a bit has happened since it premiered.," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of remand

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for remand

Verb

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

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remand

verb

English Language Learners Definition of remand

law
US : to send (a case) back to another court of law to be tried or dealt with again
: to order (someone) to go somewhere

remand

verb
re·​mand | \ ri-ˈmand How to pronounce remand (audio) \

Legal Definition of remand

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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 opinionMcCarton 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

intransitive verb

: to return a case to a lower court or other tribunal the court remanded for resentencing— K. A. Cohen

remand

noun

Legal Definition of remand (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of remanding or state of being remanded
2 : an order remanding a case or person

History and Etymology for remand

Verb

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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