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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)

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.

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."