: the act of remanding something or someone or the state of being remanded : an order to return or send back someone or something
: 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
: 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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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
The judge remanded the case for further consideration.
Recent Examples on the Web
The Supreme Court also considered the case in 2021 but remanded it back to district court.—Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Sep. 2023 Khalife was remanded in custody while waiting for a trial that had been set for Nov. 13 at Woolwich Crown Court in London.—Patrick Smith, NBC News, 7 Sep. 2023 The aircraft, an Airbus A330-300, landed in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, where the 34-year-old man was removed and remanded by the police.—Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 5 June 2023 But he was remanded to jail this month over allegations of witness tampering.—Adam Reiss, NBC News, 22 Aug. 2023 Williams was subsequently remanded into police custody for obstructive conduct.—Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2023 Other cases, including on California gun laws, have been similarly remanded by the 9th Circuit.—Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 That case was remanded with instructions to grant summary judgment in favor of Pandora.—Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 July 2023 Upon completion of the requirements, Buster would be remanded to the owner’s custody, the letter said.—Myah Taylor, Dallas News, 18 July 2023
Both men are under remand and will appear in court in September.—Bethlehem Feleke, CNN, 29 Aug. 2023 In February 2022, the Department of the Interior requested the U.S. District Court for Alaska grant voluntary remand.—Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 28 July 2023 Groups challenging the ban, including the Firearm Policy Coalition, have opposed the remand, claiming that the previous decision determined their claims' success and the Supreme Court decision doesn't change the analysis.—Devika Rao, The Week, 8 Sep. 2022 On remand, the District Court found that Jack Daniel’s could not satisfy either prong of Rogers, and so granted summary judgment to VIP on infringement.—Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2023 Under New York law, a judge can set bail or remand to custody a defendant for most violent felonies, including the second-degree murder charge Ms. McCarter faces—but must first determine whether the accused is a flight risk.—Deanna Paul, WSJ, 24 Sep. 2020 The plaintiff's request was originally denied, but after an appeal and remand for consideration, U.S. District Judge Hala Y. Jarbou has granted their motion in part.—Chandler Engelbrecht, Detroit Free Press, 10 Aug. 2022 Prosecutors often ask for high bail or remand for violent-felony charges, according to Marc A. Levin, an attorney and founder of Right on Crime.—Deanna Paul, WSJ, 24 Sep. 2020 That would be below the headline rates enacted during Phonorecords III, which began at 11.4% in 2018 and escalates annually to 15.1% in 2022 and is is currently under an Appeals Court remand.—Ed Christman, Billboard, 21 Oct. 2021 See More
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Middle English remaunden, from Anglo-French remander, from Late Latin remandare to send back word, from Latin re- + mandare to order — more at mandate