• WordNet 3.6
    • v remit diminish or abate "The pain finally remitted"
    • v remit make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
    • v remit forgive "God will remit their sins"
    • v remit refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
    • v remit release from (claims, debts, or taxes) "The taxes were remitted"
    • v remit send (money) in payment "remit $25"
    • v remit hold back to a later time "let's postpone the exam"
    • n remit (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
    • n remit the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with "they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Remit To abate in force or in violence; to grow less intense; to become moderated; to abate; to relax; as, a fever remits; the severity of the weather remits.
    • Remit To forgive; to pardon; to remove. "Whose soever sins ye remit , they are remitted unto them."
    • Remit To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation. "The sovereign was undoubtedly competent to remit penalties."
    • Remit To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate. "So willingly doth God remit his ire."
    • Remit To restore. "The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty."
    • Remit To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign. "In the case the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right.""In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince.""The prisoner was remitted to the guard."
    • Remit To send money, as in payment.
    • Remit To send off or away; hence: To refer or direct (one) for information, guidance, help, etc. “Remitting them . . . to the works of Galen.” Sir T. Elyot. To submit, refer, or leave (something) for judgment or decision. "Whether the counsel be good I remit it to the wise readers."
    • Remit (Com) To transmit or send, esp. to a distance, as money in payment of a demand, account, draft, etc.; as, he remitted the amount by mail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • remit To send back.
    • remit To transmit or send, as money, bills, or other things in payment for goods received.
    • remit To restore; replace.
    • remit To transfer.
    • remit In law, to transfer (a cause) from one tribunal or judge to another, particularly from an appellate court to the court of original jurisdiction. See remit, n.
    • remit To refer.
    • remit To give or deliver up; surrender; resign.
    • remit To slacken; relax the tension of; hence, figuratively, to diminish in intensity; make less intense or violent; abate.
    • remit To refrain from exacting; give up, in whole or in part: as, to remit punishment.
    • remit To pardon; forgive.
    • remit To omit; cease doing.
    • remit Synonyms To forward.
    • remit To release, relinquish.
    • remit To slacken; become less intense or rigorous.
    • remit To abate by growing less earnest, eager, or active.
    • remit In medicine, to abate in violence for a time without intermission: as, a fever remits at a certain hour every day.
    • remit In com., to transmit money, etc.
    • n remit In Scots law, a remission; a sending back. In judicial procedure, applied to an interlocutor or Judgment transferring a cause either totally or partially, or for some specific purpose, from one tribunal or Judge to another, or to a judicial nominee, for the execution of the purposes of the remit.
    • n remit A formal communication from a body having higher jurisdiction, to one subordinate to it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Remit rē-mit′ to relax: to pardon: to resign: to restore: to transmit, as money, &c.: to put again in custody: to transfer from one tribunal to another: to refer for information
    • v.i Remit to abate in force or violence:—pr.p. remit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. remit′ted
    • n Remit (law) a communication from a superior court to one subordinate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. remittere, remissum, to send back, to slacken, relax; pref. re-, re- + mittere, to send. See Mission, and cf. Remise Remiss


In literature:

These drafts afford the safest and cheapest means for remitting money.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
At length he had got so much of it that I was distress'd to think what I should do in case of being call'd on to remit it.
"Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" by Benjamin Franklin
The contents, which greatly surprised him, we remit to the commencement of the next chapter.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
The Church may remit penalties which the Church inflicts.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
The price of each work, including postage, is given, so that the exact amount may be remitted.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
This amount was remitted, in the twelve months preceding the war, in specie.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Their tribute is remitted for two years.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
The King remits himself entirely to your judgment, and to your conduct.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
The great duties on salt conveyed into the interior, were remitted.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
He rarely remits that penalty: more often he visits it to the full.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt

In poetry:

Mistress? Ah, such sins
The Provost of St. George's will remit
For half a pound of coppers.
"The Dance To Death. Act II" by Emma Lazarus
My song of penitence He ranks
As though an altar-sacrifice.
Healed of my sins I give Him thanks,
Who 'spite our deeds remits the price
"Establish Peace" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Take, take away thy barbarous hand,
And let me to thy Master speak;
Remit awhile the harsh command,
And hear me, or my heart will break.
"The Hall Of Justice" by George Crabbe
And when their master set them free,
They thought a week was sure remitted,
And thanked him that their liberty
Had been before the time permitted.
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb
Why do I sit within the spell
Of eyes like thine, who oft have known
What 'tis in Beauty's gaze to dwell,
And then—to feel alone:
Back be remitted to my cell,
Too lately near a throne?
"Fontana Di Trevi" by Alfred Austin
Steadily, slowly, through hoarse roar never remitting,
Along the midnight edge by those milk-white combs careering,
A group of dim, weird forms, struggling, the night confronting,
That savage trinity warily watching.
"Patroling Barnegat" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Results of a pair of phase 3 clinical trials reported simultaneously online in Lancet may prove life-changing for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Morgan Rolls Out Virtual Remit Lockbox Product.
ECB risks inflation remit if supervises banks: Weidmann.
Bar owner admits to failing to file, remit city sales taxes.
Wider remit for PR professionals in tough job market.
TaxCloud launches as a web-based service to calculate and remit sales tax.
His remit and team are yet to be decided.
The legislation would require remote online retailers to collect and remit state sales taxes.
Taipei Gateway said it was no longer tied to a reputed gangster and money for the project would be remitted by overseas partners.
The United States has been leading efforts to stop a United Nations body extending its remit to cyberspace.
Andrew "Z" Zepeda was found guilty of theft, complicity to breaking and entering, and failure to remit sales tax.
Cleared derivatives could be taxed at the clearinghouse level, with the contract not recognized as legally enforceable unless FTT was remitted.
The thought of collecting and remitting sales tax for more than 9,500 tax jurisdictions is a killer for any small business.
The new regulations also relax restrictions on the ability of funds to remit principal and income from investments , but made no further clarifications as to how China will tax QFII profits, an area of enduring uncertainty for QFII investors.
Chairman of psychiatry and behavioral professor of psychiatry at the university director for psychiatric products And then a psychiatrist put him on remits, the American Psychiatric Association recommends.

In science:

The working group accepted the OPTICON remit, and agreed to develop a proposal to the EC Research, Training Networks programme (RTN).
OPTICON: EC Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
These transient systems may not satisfy the criteria for a system within the remit of the K -test.
A Test of a Test for Chaos
These are superficially heavy flavour states and o ut of my remit, but their attraction to these thresholds involves light quarks and links to a more general theme which I shall develop below.
The End of the Constituent Quark Model?
The organization of the GRn conferences is in the hands of a Scientific Organizing Committee, whose principal remit is to select plenary speakers and workshop chairs, and a Local Organizing Committee who handle organizational aspects.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Obviously d = 4 does not fall within our “higher-dimensional” remit but asymptotically AdS d = 4 black holes are not as familiar as their asymptotically flat cousins so it seems worthwhile reviewing them here.
Black Holes in Higher Dimensions