remittance

noun
re·​mit·​tance | \ ri-ˈmi-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce remittance (audio) \

Definition of remittance

1a : a sum of money remitted
b : an instrument by which money is remitted
2 : transmittal of money (as to a distant place)

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Examples of remittance in a Sentence

Remittance can be made by check or credit card. she always mails in her remittance on time so she won't ever be charged a late fee on her electric bill

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For Egypt, migration was not a means toward economic development or attracting remittances. Gerasimos Tsourapas, Washington Post, "How authoritarian regimes use migration to exert ‘soft power’ in foreign policy," 6 July 2018 The Fed payments to Treasury, called remittances, hit a record high in 2015 due to swelling interest income from its huge holdings of bonds purchased to help stimulate the economy after the financial crisis. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "Fed Sent Lower Remittances to U.S. Treasury in 2018," 10 Jan. 2019 Blanca Lydia Galindo was at the office when the doors opened on Saturday, ready to collect remittances from her adult daughters in DC. Martha Mendoza, Fox News, "Salvadoran town deeply rooted in DC unfazed by US politics," 21 Aug. 2018 In 2014, almost 30 percent of local households reportedly received foreign remittances. Meher Ahmad, New York Times, "Tragedy at Sea 3,000 Miles Away Resonates in Pakistani Village," 27 Feb. 2018 Excluding those two payments, the Fed sent Treasury $62.2 billion in remittances in 2018, thanks in large part to the interest income the Fed earns on its portfolio of assets, or balance sheet. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "Fed Sent Lower Remittances to U.S. Treasury in 2018," 10 Jan. 2019 Personal, noncommercial remittances to Iran or Iranian residents in other countries are generally allowed but money raised to pay for a medical treatment might require a specific license, the spokesman added. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "One Family’s Struggle to Get Their Daughter Lifesaving Medication," 20 Jan. 2019 Regional banks are also using their geographical reach to act as natural conduits for cross-border flows of capital, such as migrants’ remittances. The Economist, "As Western lenders retreat, African banks see an opportunity," 14 June 2018 Last month, the company introduced its mobile app in Mexico, where remittance inflows last year totaled $31 billion. Ezequiel Minaya, WSJ, "Western Union Makes Digital Push Amid Fierce Competition for Money Transfers," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of remittance

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for remittance

remit entry 1 + -ance

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remittance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of remittance

formal
: an amount of money that is sent as a payment for something
: the act of sending money as a payment for something

remittance

noun
re·​mit·​tance | \ ri-ˈmi-tᵊns How to pronounce remittance (audio) \

Kids Definition of remittance

: money sent in payment

remittance

noun
re·​mit·​tance | \ ri-ˈmit-ᵊns How to pronounce remittance (audio) \

Legal Definition of remittance

1a : a sum of money remitted
b : an instrument by which money is remitted
2 : transmittal of money (as to a distant place)

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