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Meaning & Definition of Remit in English

English

Remit

/rimɪt/

noun

1. The topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with

  • "They set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"
    synonym:
  • remit

2. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)

    synonym:
  • remission
  • ,
  • remitment
  • ,
  • remit

verb

1. Send (money) in payment

  • "Remit $25"
    synonym:
  • remit

2. Hold back to a later time

  • "Let's postpone the exam"
    synonym:
  • postpone
  • ,
  • prorogue
  • ,
  • hold over
  • ,
  • put over
  • ,
  • table
  • ,
  • shelve
  • ,
  • set back
  • ,
  • defer
  • ,
  • remit
  • ,
  • put off

3. Release from (claims, debts, or taxes)

  • "The taxes were remitted"
    synonym:
  • remit

4. Refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision

    synonym:
  • remit
  • ,
  • remand
  • ,
  • send back

5. Forgive

  • "God will remit their sins"
    synonym:
  • remit

6. Make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

    synonym:
  • slacken
  • ,
  • remit

7. Diminish or abate

  • "The pain finally remitted"
    synonym:
  • remit

Examples of using

I won't be able to remit the balance until the first of the month.