Definitions of remit

  1. hold back to a later time; " let's postpone the exam"
  2. the act of remitting ( especially the referral of a law case to another court)
  3. send payment for
  4. go into remission, as of one's state of health
  5. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
  6. release from ( claims and debts)
  7. ( law) the act of remitting ( especially the referral of a law case to another court)
  8. diminish or abate; " The pain finally remitted"
  9. forgive; " God will remit their sins"
  10. refer ( a matter or legal case) to another committe or authority or court for decision
  11. release from ( claims, debts, or taxes); " The texes were remitted"
  12. send ( money) in payment; " remit $ 25"
  13. To restore.
  14. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
  15. To transmit or send, esp. to a distance, as money in payment of a demand, account, draft, etc.; as, he remitted the amount by mail.
  16. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
  17. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
  18. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation.
  19. To abate in force or in violence; to grow less intense; to become moderated; to abate; to relax; as, a fever remits; the severity of the weather remits.
  20. To send money, as in payment.
  21. 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.
  22. To forgive; pardon; as, to remit sins; send, as money, bills, etc.; refrain from demanding; as, to remit a fine; make less severe; relax; as, to remit one's watchfulness.
  23. Remitter, remittal.
  24. Remitted.
  25. Remitting.
  26. To become less marked for a time without absolutely ceasing.
  27. To relax: to pardon: to resign: to transmit, as money, etc.: to put again in custody.
  28. To abate in force or violence:- pr. p. remitting; pa. t. and pa. p. remitted.
  30. To abate in force.
  31. To pardon; release; transmit, as money.
  32. To send in return; transmit; refer; submit.
  33. To pardon; forgive.
  34. To release; abate; relax.
  35. To abate for a time, as a fever.
  36. To send back; to relax; to forgive; to pardon; to give up; to refer; to transmit money, bills, & c.
  37. To abate in force or violence.
  38. To relax; to surrender the right of punishment in whole or in part; to pardon; to absolve; to transmit to another to a distance, as money, bills, & c.

Usage examples for remit

  1. Will you do me the favor to go with me to his court, and get him to remit Dennis Moriarty's fine? – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. To these, I think, he gave three, or three and a half per cent for the use of their money for four months, which money they were to remit in bills of exchange on Spain, and to redraw at the end of four months for their principal and interest. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  3. The Knight case was discouraging and seemed to remit to the States the whole available power to attack and suppress the evils of the trusts. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. Measure not by them the faults of Israel, Whom thou hast loved of long time so entirely, But of thy great grace remit her wicked folly. – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  5. And they all promised to pay twelve pounds in gold as an earnest of their good faith in the spirits, and to deliver the money to that great miracle worker, Mr. Rogers, who would remit it to the spirits. – Stories of New Jersey by Frank Richard Stockton
  6. And though he made use of the arms, riches, and cities of the Spaniards, yet he would never, even in word, remit to them the imperial authority, but set Roman officers and commanders over them, intimating his purpose to restore liberty to the Romans, not to raise up the Spaniard's power against them. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  7. In half a dozen South American towns the proprietors of as many dance halls would look over the new importations approvingly and remit their bank drafts to the merchant of Mincing Court. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  8. I, as your agent, will vest the money in bills, and remit them to you or Dr Franklin, with orders for him to remit the money to you, or pay it to your order. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  9. 4. The third fruit is, not to be envious and revengeful, but to be ready to remit any offence whatsoever. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  10. Then she paused and added, " Yet, as I have the power to do, I remit the sentence. – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  11. Money among the lower classes is almost as scarce as it is in Ireland; but those who have emigrated, and have been successful, liberally remit money wherewith to enable family and friends to join them in America. – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  12. Very often it will be found that there is an intermittent constipation and diarrhea in these cases, and that the bowels will act much better if a certain amount of meat is given, and then the symptoms of Graves' disease remit as a rule. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. Very piteous documents they were also, telling a tale that need not be set out here of heartless desertion; pleading for the writer's sake and for the sake of certain children, that the husband and father would return to them, or at least remit them means to live, for they, his wife and family, were sunk in great poverty. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  14. In consideration of this generous letter, he continued, I have decided to remit the impositions I gave on Saturday, and also to withdraw the prohibition about the half- holiday. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  15. But in case of delay, Duplessis tells me I am to remit to you 2, 000 francs for your present wants. – The Parisians, Book 11. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. " He will not remit one grain of wheat of his claim," cried the dwarf. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. In one case, not very many years ago, a young gentleman begged to know who his wife was to be, and what fee he was to remit – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  18. He purposed to translate and circulate through France, such publications as they might send him from time to time, and to appoint bankers in Paris, who might receive subscriptions and remit them to London for the good of their common cause. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  19. This caused an assembly of the citizens, amongst whom the first that spake was Caius Minucius, a private man, who advised Brutus, and urged the Romans to keep the property, and employ it against the tyrants, rather than to remit it to the tyrants, to be used against themselves. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh