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tr.v. re·mand·ed, re·mand·ing, re·mands
To send or order back, especially:
a. To send back (a person) into legal custody, as to a jail or prison.
b. To send (a case) from a higher to a lower court, as when an appellate court determines that the trial court needs to hold a new trial or engage in additional proceedings.
[Middle English remaunden, from Old French remander, from Late Latin remandāre, to send back word : Latin re-, re- + Latin mandāre, to order; see man- in Indo-European roots.]
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