Re·mit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Remitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Remitting.]
1. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
In the case the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right. --Blackstone.
In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince. --Hayward.
The prisoner was remitted to the guard. --Dryden.
2. To restore. [Obs.]
The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty. --Hayward.
3. 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.
4. To send off or away; hence: (a) To refer or direct (one) for information, guidance, help, etc. “Remitting them . . . to the works of Galen.” --Sir T. Elyot. (b) To submit, refer, or leave (something) for judgment or decision. “Whether the counsel be good I remit it to the wise readers.”
5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
So willingly doth God remit his ire. --Milton.
6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. --John xx. 23.
7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation. “The sovereign was undoubtedly competent to remit penalties.”
Syn: -- To relax; release; abate; relinguish; forgive; pardon; absolve.
n : (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law
case to another court) [syn: remission, remitment]
v 1: send (money) in payment; "remit $25"
2: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone,
prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set
back, defer, put off]
3: release from (claims, debts, or taxes); "The texes were
4: refer (a matter or legal case) to another committe or
authority or court for decision [syn: remand, send back]
5: forgive; "God will remit their sins"
6: make slack as by lessening tension or firmness [syn: slacken]
7: diminish or abate; "The pain finally remitted"
[also: remitting, remitted]