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Definition of "remand" []

  • To send or order back. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To send back to custody. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To send back (a case) to a lower court with instructions about further proceedings. (verb-transitive)
  • (of a court or magistrate) to send (a prisoner or accused person) back into custody or admit him or her to bail, esp on adjourning a case for further inquiries to be made (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To send back (verb)
  • The sending of a prisoner or accused person back into custody (or sometimes admitting him or her to bail) to await trial or continuation of his or her trial (noun)
  • The act of remanding or state of being remanded (noun)

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Use "remand" in a sentence
  • "Could it be an order sending a case back to a previous court nisi prius, if you will similar to the use of the term remand in those situations?"
  • "Mr Cash said, Jack has sought love to overcome his grief at the loss of Jade, and while in remand has had a whirlwind courtship with his new love, his cellmate armed robber 'Reamer' McGee on C Block."
  • "Presumably even a substantially revamped CSRT, on remand from the D.C. Circuit, would not issue revised detention decisions for quite some time -- to be followed by yet further D.C. Circuit review."