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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]




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