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v. re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting, re·mits
1. To transmit (money) in payment.
a. To refrain from exacting (a tax or penalty, for example); cancel.
b. To pardon; forgive: remitted their sins.
3. To restore to a former condition or position.
4. Law
a. To refer (a case) to another court for further consideration or action.
b. To refer (a matter) to a committee or authority for decision.
5. To allow to slacken: The storm remitted its fury.
1. To transmit money.
2. To diminish; abate: The symptoms of the disease remitted.
n. (rĭ-mĭt′, rē′mĭt)
1. A matter remitted for further consideration.
2. Chiefly British An area of responsibility; scope.

[Middle English remitten, to send back, from Latin remittere : re-, re- + mittere, to send.]

re·mit′ment n.
re·mit′ta·ble adj.
re·mit′ter n.
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remission, pardon, forgiveness
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Noun1.remitment - a payment of money sent to a person in another place
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
2.remitment - (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
referral - the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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