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

In sum, the appeals court vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendants on Bowman’s claim and remand for further proceedings consistent with their opinion, according to court records. Hailey Auglair | Hauglair@al.com, al.com, "Appeals court overturned ruling for city employee," 19 June 2019 Tarrant has been remanded in custody until Aug. 15, when the next case review hearing is scheduled. NBC News, "Christchurch mosque attack suspect pleads not guilty, trial set for next year," 14 June 2019 Shortly after the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, SCOTUS vacated the Washington supreme court’s original ruling against Arlene’s Flowers and remanded the case back to the court for further review. David French, National Review, "The Supreme Court Must Help This Christian Florist," 7 June 2019 The court reversed the convictions and remanded the cases back to Litchfield Superior Court where they were originally tried. Dave Altimari, courant.com, "State Supreme Court blasts renowned forensic scientist Henry Lee and throws out 1989 murder convictions of two New Milford men," 14 June 2019 Hatcher and Jefferson were remanded to Santa Cruz County Jail. Michael Todd, The Mercury News, "Botched Santa Cruz County drug deal ends violently," 14 June 2019 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

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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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