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 January 2018: The supreme court remanded back to Madras high court the pleas relating to the issuance of LOCs against Karti and others. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "A timeline of key events that led to the arrest of India’s former finance minister," 22 Aug. 2019 For the foregoing reasons [listed in the appeal], the Court should vacate the Final Determination and remand for further proceedings as to the royalty rates and rate structure. Ed Christman, Billboard, "'Confusion & Inconsistency': Spotify, Amazon Make Case Against Royalty Board Rate Determination," 15 Aug. 2019 Hunt was taken to the police department for questioning and remanded at the Anchorage jail on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, according to police. Anchorage Daily News, "Man held at gunpoint and tied up after argument with roommates, Anchorage police say," 24 July 2019 Drejka was remanded into custody Friday night and is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 10. NBC News, "Florida man found guilty in parking lot shooting of unarmed black man," 24 Aug. 2019 If prosecutors don’t appeal the decision, Allison’s case will be remanded back to state Superior Court, where the state can choose whether or not to retry him. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Murder conviction overturned for Wasilla man charged with killing 15-month-old daughter," 27 July 2019 At a court appearance Friday in San Francisco, Cheung was remanded to federal custody. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Man accused of turtle smuggling makes first court appearance in Bay Area," 10 Aug. 2019 The magistrate chose not to remand Crusius without bond. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "Why hasn't the El Paso gunman been seen in court?," 6 Aug. 2019 Sanders remanded Neal back into custody until his sentencing. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Milwaukee man pleads guilty in the death of his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child from Waukesha," 15 July 2019

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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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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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