Remit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈriːmɪt|  American pronunciation of the word remit
Brit.  |ˈriːmɪt|  British pronunciation of the word remit


- the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
- (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) (syn: remission, remitment)


- send (money) in payment
- hold back to a later time (syn: defer, postpone, prorogue, shelve, table)
- release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
- refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision (syn: remand)
- forgive
- make slack as by lessening tension or firmness (syn: slacken)
- diminish or abate


Please remit $1,000 upon receipt of this letter.

Payment can be remitted by check.

The governor remitted the remainder of her life sentence.

Every farmer has the rent of his farm remitted for the next thirty years.

I have never remitted my attention to business.

The pain has remitted.

The storm has remitted.

All questions of cost will be remitted to the officer in charge of the accounts.

We must for the present remit our reply.

He had recently remitted a great part of his fortune to Europe.

Please remit payment by cheque.

Marketing is outside our remit.

the remit of a senior member of staff

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

The taxes were remitted

Word forms

I/you/we/they: remit
he/she/it: remits
present participle: remitting
past tense: remitted
past participle: remitted
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