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re·mit  audio  (r-mt) KEY 

VERB:
re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting, re·mits
VERB:
tr.
  1. To transmit (money) in payment.
    1. To refrain from exacting (a tax or penalty, for example); cancel.
    2. To pardon; forgive: remitted their sins.
  2. To restore to a former condition or position.
  3. Law
    1. To refer (a case) to another court for further consideration or action.
    2. To refer (a matter) to a committee or authority for decision.
  4. To allow to slacken: The storm remitted its fury.
  5. To desist from; give up.
  6. To put off; postpone.
VERB:
intr.
  1. To transmit money.
  2. To diminish; abate.
NOUN:
(r-mt, rmt)
  1. The act of remitting, especially the referral of a case to another court.
  2. A matter remitted for further consideration.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English remitten, to send back, from Latin remittere : re-, re- + mittere, to send

OTHER FORMS:
re·mitment(Noun), re·mitta·ble(Adjective), re·mitter(Noun)


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