1693, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from Latin remittent-, remittens, present participle of remittere "to send back, release, relax, abate" — more at remit entry 1
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“Remittent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remittent. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.
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