remit

remit
remit [ri mit′; ] for n., chiefly Brit [ rē′mit]
vt.
remitted, remitting [ME remytten < L remittere (pp. remissus), to send back, in LL(Ec), to forgive sin < re-, back + mittere, to send: see MISSION]
1. to forgive or pardon (sins, offenses, etc.)
2.
a) to refrain from exacting (a payment, tax, etc.)
b) to refrain from inflicting (a punishment) or enforcing (a sentence or fine); cancel
3. to let slacken; decrease [without remitting one's efforts]
4.
a) to submit or refer (a matter) for consideration, judgment, etc.
b) Law REMAND (vt. 2)
5. to put back, as into a state or position
6. to put off; postpone
7. to send (money) in payment [please remit the full amount by the date shown]
8. Obs. to give up; surrender
vi.
1.
a) to become more moderate in force or intensity
b) to have its symptoms lessen or disappear: said of a disease
2. to send money, as in payment; pay
n.
1. the act or an instance of remitting
2. Brit. the area of responsibility, expertise, etc. of a person, agency, etc.
remitment
n.
remittable
adj.
remitter
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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