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Definition of "remit" []

  • To transmit (money) in payment. (verb-transitive)
  • To refrain from exacting (a tax or penalty, for example); cancel. (verb-transitive)
  • To pardon; forgive: remitted their sins. (verb-transitive)
  • To restore to a former condition or position. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To refer (a case) to another court for further consideration or action. (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 "remit" in a sentence
  • "I think we have a role as community leaders, and part of our remit is to intervene positively not just bang kids up."
  • "The Commission's remit is to assess what should be the goals of America's Human Space flight program."
  • "Our remit is to catch crook and by and large we are left to get on with it."