from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To send or order back.
- transitive v. Law To send back to custody.
- transitive v. Law To send back (a case) to a lower court with instructions about further proceedings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of sending an accused person back into custody whilst awaiting trial.
- n. The act of an appellate court sending a matter back to a lower court for review or disposal.
- v. To send a case back to a lower court for further consideration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To recommit; to send back.
- n. The act of remanding; the order for recommitment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To send, call, or order back: as, to remand an officer from a distant place.
- In law, to send back, as a prisoner, on refusing his application to be discharged, or a cause from an appellate court to the court of original jurisdiction.
- n. The state of being remanded, recommitted, or held over; the act of remanding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial)
- v. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
- v. refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
Middle English remaunden, from Old French remander, from Late Latin remandāre, to send back word : Latin re-, re- + Latin mandāre, to order; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Remand is a legal term which has two related but distinct usages. Its etymology is from the Latin re- and mandare, literally "to order." It evolved in Late Latin to remandare, or "to send back word." It appears in Middle French as remander and in Middle English as remaunden, both with essentially the same meaning, "to send back." (Wiktionary)