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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  To  send  money,  as  in  payment.  --Addison. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  send  payment  for 
  2:  hold  back  to  a  later  time;  "let's  postpone  the  exam"  [syn:  {postpone}, 
  {hold  over},  {put  over},  {table},  {shelve},  {set  back},  {defer}, 
  {put  off}] 
  3:  release  from  (claims  and  debts) 
  4:  of  appeal  courts  [syn:  {remand},  {send  back}] 
  5:  make  slack  as  by  lessening  tension  or  firmness  [syn:  {slacken}] 
  6:  go  into  remission,  as  of  one's  state  of  health 

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