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Verb: remit (remitted,remitting)  ri'mit
  1. Send (money) in payment
    "remit $25"
     
  2. Hold back to a later time
    "let's remit the exam";
    - postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table [N. Amer], shelve, set back, defer, put off
     
  3. Release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
    "The taxes were remitted"
     
  4. Refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
    - remand, send back
     
  5. Forgive
    "God will remit their sins"
     
  6. Make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
    - slacken
     
  7. Diminish or abate
    "The pain finally remitted"
Noun: remit  ri'mit
  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";
    - brief, responsibility
     
  2. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
    - remission, remitment

Derived forms: remits, remitting, remitted

Type of: cancel, challenge, decrease, delay, diminish, fall, forgive, issue, lessen, loose, loosen, matter, pardon, pay, referral, strike down, subject, topic

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