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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with;
- Example: "they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"

2. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court);
[syn: remission, remitment, remit]


VERB (7)

1. send (money) in payment;
- Example: "remit $25"

2. hold back to a later time;
- Example: "let's postpone the exam"
[syn: postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]

3. release from (claims, debts, or taxes);
- Example: "The taxes were remitted"

4. refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision;
[syn: remit, remand, send back]

5. forgive;
- Example: "God will remit their sins"

6. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness;
[syn: slacken, remit]

7. diminish or abate;
- Example: "The pain finally remitted"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Remit \Re*mit"\, v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To send money, as in payment. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

remit n 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" 2: (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) [syn: remission, remitment, remit] v 1: send (money) in payment; "remit $25" 2: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, 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 [syn: remit, remand, send back] 5: forgive; "God will remit their sins" 6: make slack as by lessening tension or firmness [syn: slacken, remit] 7: diminish or abate; "The pain finally remitted"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

167 Moby Thesaurus words for "remit": abate, absolve, acquit, address, air-express, airfreight, airmail, alleviate, amnesty, assign, assuage, attenuate, bate, be conservative, be moderate, be pacifistic, bring back, clear, commend, commit, commit to prison, compensate, condone, confide, consign, decontaminate, decrease, delay, delegate, destigmatize, dilute, diminish, discharge, dismiss, dispatch, dispense from, dispense with, drop a letter, dwindle, ease, ease off, ease up, ebb, embark, enfeoff, entrust, except, exculpate, excuse, exempt, exempt from, exonerate, expedite, export, express, extenuate, extradite, fall off, fee, forgive, forward, free, freight, give absolution, give back, give dispensation from, give in charge, give in trust, grant amnesty to, grant forgiveness, grant immunity, grant remission, guerdon, hold off, hold up, indemnify, infeudate, institutionalize, intermit, justify, keep the peace, keep within bounds, keep within compass, lessen, let down, let go, let off, let up, liquidate, live temperately, loose, loosen, mail, mitigate, nonpros, not make waves, not resist, pardon, pay, pay by installments, pay on, post, postpone, practice nonviolence, practice self-control, prepay, prorogue, purge, put back, put off, quash the charge, recommit, recompense, reduce, relax, release, relegate, relent, remand, remise, remunerate, render, repatriate, restore, return, reward, route, salary, satisfy, save the necessity, send, send away, send back, send forth, send off, send to jail, send up, set free, settle, settle down, shelve, ship, shrive, slack, slack off, slack up, slacken, slake, sober down, spare, stay, strike a balance, subside, take back, take in sail, tender, transmit, trust, unbend, unbrace, unstrain, unstring, vindicate, water down, weaken, whitewash, withdraw the charge