Remand - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈmænd|  American pronunciation of the word remand
Brit.  |rɪˈmɑːnd|  British pronunciation of the word remand


- the act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial)


- refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision (syn: remit)
- lock up or confine, in or as in a jail (syn: gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, jug, lag)


The judge remanded the case for further consideration.

Smith was remanded in custody (=kept in prison) until Tuesday.

He's been remanded on bail for a month (=allowed to leave the law court and go home to wait for trial).

The court remanded the case for trial.

Evans committed suicide while on remand in Parkhurst prison.

The prisoner had to be remanded for a week while the missing witness was found.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: remand
he/she/it: remands
present participle: remanding
past tense: remanded
past participle: remanded
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