from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To transmit (money) in payment.
- transitive v. To refrain from exacting (a tax or penalty, for example); cancel.
- transitive v. To pardon; forgive: remitted their sins.
- transitive v. To restore to a former condition or position.
- transitive v. Law To refer (a case) to another court for further consideration or action.
- transitive v. Law To refer (a matter) to a committee or authority for decision.
- transitive v. To allow to slacken: The storm remitted its fury.
- transitive v. To desist from; give up.
- transitive v. To put off; postpone.
- intransitive v. To transmit money.
- intransitive v. To diminish; abate.
- n. The act of remitting, especially the referral of a case to another court.
- n. A matter remitted for further consideration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To forgive, pardon.
- v. To give up, stop succumbing to (a negative emotion etc.).
- v. To allow (something) to slacken, to relax (one's attention etc.).
- v. To show a lessening or abatement (of) a specified quality.
- v. To diminish, abate.
- v. To refer (something) for deliberation, judgment, etc. (to a particular body or person).
- v. To postpone.
- v. To transmit or send, as money in payment.
- n. terms of reference; set of responsibilities.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To abate in force or in violence; to grow less intense; to become moderated; to abate; to relax
- intransitive v. To send money, as in payment.
- transitive v. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
- transitive v. To restore.
- transitive v. To transmit or send, esp. to a distance, as money in payment of a demand, account, draft, etc..
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
- transitive v. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
- transitive v. To refrain from exacting or enforcing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To send back.
- To transmit or send, as money, bills, or other things in payment for goods received.
- To restore; replace.
- To transfer.
- In law, to transfer (a cause) from one tribunal or judge to another, particularly from an appellate court to the court of original jurisdiction. See remit, n.
- To refer.
- To give or deliver up; surrender; resign.
- To slacken; relax the tension of; hence, figuratively, to diminish in intensity; make less intense or violent; abate.
- To refrain from exacting; give up, in whole or in part: as, to remit punishment.
- To pardon; forgive.
- To omit; cease doing.
- Synonyms To forward.
- To release, relinquish.
- To slacken; become less intense or rigorous.
- To abate by growing less earnest, eager, or active.
- In medicine, to abate in violence for a time without intermission: as, a fever remits at a certain hour every day.
- In com., to transmit money, etc.
- n. In Scots law, a remission; a sending back.
- n. A formal communication from a body having higher jurisdiction, to one subordinate to it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
- n. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
- v. release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
- v. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
- v. hold back to a later time
- v. send (money) in payment
- v. forgive
- v. diminish or abate
- n. the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
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