Remit Re*mit" (r?-m?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Remitting}.] [L. remittere, remissum, to send back, to slacken, relax; pref. re- re- + mittere to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Remise}, {Remiss}.] 1. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign. [1913 Webster]

In the case the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

The prisoner was remitted to the guard. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To restore. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) 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. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. ``Whether the counsel be good I remit it to the wise readers.'' --Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster]

5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate. [1913 Webster]

So willingly doth God remit his ire. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove. [1913 Webster]

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. --John xx. 23. [1913 Webster]

7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation. ``The sovereign was undoubtedly competent to remit penalties.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To relax; release; abate; relinguish; forgive; pardon; absolve. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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