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.
In the case the law remits him to his ancient and
more certain right. --Blackstone.
In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be
remitted to their prince. --Hayward.
The prisoner was remitted to the guard. --Dryden.
2. To restore. [Obs.]
The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty.
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.
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.
5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
So willingly doth God remit his ire. --Milton.
6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto
them. --John xx. 23.
7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the
performance of an obligation. "The sovereign was
undoubtedly competent to remit penalties." --Macaulay.
Syn: To relax; release; abate; relinguish; forgive; pardon;