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Definition 1: (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for remit in the sense of this definition

(remit is a kind of ...) the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)

(remit belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where remit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life

(remit is a kind of ...) some situation or event that is thought about

"he kept drifting off the topic" "he had been thinking about the subject for several years" "it is a matter for the police"

Definition 3: make slack as by lessening tension or firmness - [verb of change]

Synonyms for remit in the sense of this definition

(remit is a kind of ...) make loose or looser

"loosen the tension on a rope"

(... is a kind of remit ) slacken

"douse a rope"

(remit causes ...) become looser or slack

"the rope slackened"

Definition 4: diminish or abate - [verb of change]

Samples where remit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pain finally remitted

(remit is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

Definition 5: release from (claims, debts, or taxes) - [verb of communication]

Samples where remit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The taxes were remitted

(remit is a kind of ...) declare null and void; make ineffective

"Cancel the election results" "strike down a law"

Definition 6: refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for remit in the sense of this definition

(remit is a kind of ...) issue a challenge to

"Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

Definition 7: forgive - [verb of communication]

Samples where remit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • God will remit their sins

(remit is a kind of ...) stop blaming or grant forgiveness

"I forgave him his infidelity" "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

Definition 8: send (money) in payment - [verb of possession]

Samples where remit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • remit $25

(remit is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(remit implies ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

Definition 9: hold back to a later time - [verb of stative]

Samples where remit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's postpone the exam

Synonyms for remit in the sense of this definition

(remit is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of remit ) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

"call a football game"

(... is a kind of remit ) stop dealing with

"hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

(... is a kind of remit ) render temporarily ineffective

"the prison sentence was suspended"

(... is a kind of remit ) put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence

(... is a kind of remit ) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

(remit implies ...) assign a new time and place for an event

"We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"

(remit implies ...) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

"Call off the engagement" "cancel the dinner party" "we had to scrub our vacation plans" "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

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