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 is remanded to a mental institution: This is a society that believes in psychiatry, not sin. William Deresiewicz, The Atlantic, "The Special Child," 17 May 2020 As such, the Supreme Court vacated the 9th-Circuit appeals court decision that went in Allen's favor and remanded the case back to that court. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast wins Supreme Court case over interpretation of civil rights law," 24 Mar. 2020 He was remanded to custody after the verdict was announced, and faces a potential prison term of five to 29 years when he is sentenced on March 11. Jan Ransom, New York Times, "Now Weinstein Faces Charges He Raped a Woman at a Beverly Hills Hotel," 25 Feb. 2020 Gaziano ordered that his arraignment be vacated immediately and his case remanded back to Municipal Court. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "Straight Pride Parade fallout: Boston DA wins fight over counter protester arrests," 9 Sep. 2019 After his conviction in February, Weinstein was ordered remanded into custody at Rikers Island jail but instead was immediately rushed to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance after experiencing heart palpitations and high blood pressure. Fox News, "Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein beg for lenient sentence, citing disgraced movie mogul's charitable work, health issues," 10 Mar. 2020 The judge can double the bond, can remand without bond. Brian Chasnoff, ExpressNews.com, "Bail bond companies ‘at the table’ for bail reform," 26 Jan. 2020 Placencia was remanded to the Anchorage jail on federal drug trafficking charges, troopers said. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "71-year-old Kodiak man hid heroin and meth in rancid meat, troopers say," 22 Nov. 2019 The high court remanded the case back to the 9th Circuit to apply the new standard. Los Angeles Times, "Supreme Court rules beaches can be protected from sewage that flows underground," 23 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of remand was in the 15th century

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25 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Remand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remand. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for remand

remand

verb
How to pronounce remand (audio)

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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