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remit

noun (n)

  • the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    They set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life.
    source: wordnet30
  • (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) (noun.act)
    Synonym: remission, remitment
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • send (money) in payment (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Remit $25.
    source: wordnet30
  • hold back to a later time (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • release from (claims, debts, or taxes) (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The taxes were remitted.
    source: wordnet30
  • refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision (verb.communication)
    Synonym: remand, send back
    source: wordnet30
  • forgive (verb.communication)
    Example:
    God will remit their sins.
    source: wordnet30
  • make slack as by lessening tension or firmness (verb.change)
    Synonym: slacken
    source: wordnet30
  • diminish or abate (verb.change)
    Example:
    The pain finally remitted.
    source: wordnet30
  • To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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