VerbA patient who has mild flare-ups in the skin and joints twice a year may one day awaken with kidney failure or paralysis that, one month later, mysteriously remits.—Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times Book Review, 19 Nov. 1989And he was, therefore, as little surprised as a man could be, to find himself awakened at the small inn to which he had been remitted until morning, in the middle of the night.—Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859I was brought in guilty and sentenced to die; but that the judges, having been made sensible of the hardship of my circumstances, had obtained leave to remit the sentence upon my consenting to be transported.—Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders, 1722
Please remit $1,000 upon receipt of this letter.
Payment can be remitted by check.
The governor remitted the remainder of her life sentence. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
For more than 100 years, our central-banking system has made a profit and reliably remitted funds to the U.S. Treasury.—WSJ, 31 Aug. 2023 Party leaders explicitly targeted a small set of companies that regularly report massive, multibillion dollar profits to shareholders yet remit little to the government each year.—Tony Romm, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2023 California’s gratuity law requires that tips be remitted in full to non-managerial service staff.—Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2023 The number of licensed hunters and anglers in Oklahoma, which is used to calculate federal funds for wildlife conservation, has been reduced because many Native Americans have chosen to obtain licenses from the tribes, which no longer have an agreement to remit funds to the state.—Sean Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2023 Because so many dollars flow through the international economy, traders pay the lowest fees to borrow, convert, remit, and otherwise transact in that currency.—Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, 28 Feb. 2023 Under Claman’s bill, Turo would impose the 10% vehicle-rental tax on the renter at the point of sale through its app or website, and the company would then remit tax revenue to the state quarterly.—Sean Maguire, Anchorage Daily News, 4 June 2023 The investigation began in 2017 after one of Ryan’s employees filed a complaint indicating Ryan was retaining his client’s premiums rather than remitting them to insurance companies.—City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2023 Advertisement Unable to produce quality tech products, Africa has been a ready tech market for developed economies—especially gadgets and software—oftentimes exploiting the continent’s data and only remitting tax to their home countries.—Faustine Ngila, Quartz, 22 Feb. 2023
The Hague’s remit also extends not only to the hands-on-keyboards hackers themselves, Freeman notes, but to the command structure above those hackers, opening the possibility of new charges against higher-level officers within Russia’s military or even Russian president Vladimir Putin himself.—Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various battles for social justice in recent years, the foundation is seeking to broaden its remit in helping to empower communities to achieve better health outcomes.—Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 When he was hired, Warren knew one of his key remits would be the delivery of a fresh conference TV deal experts believed should break $1 billion and could promise as much as $100 million per year, per school.—Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 26 July 2023 Townley’s remit will expand to include documentary in addition to his current role overseeing unscripted development over the group at large.—K.j. Yossman, Variety, 11 May 2023 In a sprawling exit interview with New York Times reporter David Wallace-Wells, the outgoing director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — whose remit extended well beyond his station — makes little effort to hide his bitterness.—Noah Rothman, National Review, 25 Apr. 2023 Its remit has encouraged analogies to a combined CIA and FBI, but is far more secretive about its work – without even a public website describing its activities.—Nectar Gan, CNN, 11 Aug. 2023 Lim’s expanded remit also includes overseeing the joint venture company, Landmark Films, which is operated by CEO Solomon Lourdesraj and is one of Malaysia’s leading line production companies.—Patrick Frater, Variety, 24 Apr. 2023 His global remit also includes extending CBS News and CBS Sports content to the Paramount+, as well as responsibility for BET, Paramount Television Studios and the company’s free-to-air networks in the U.K., Australia, Argentina and Chile.—Manori Ravindran, Variety, 13 June 2023 See More
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Middle English remitten "to send back (to prison), refer, pass on, surrender, waive, forgive," borrowed from Latin remittere "to send back, refer, release, relax, ease off, waive (a debt, punishment)," from re-re- + mittere "to release, let go, send (for a purpose)" — more at admit entry 1
Middle English remyt "pardon," noun derivative of remitten "to remit entry 1"