remit Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "remit" - English Dictionary

See all translations

remitverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈmɪt/ (-tt-)

remit verb [T] (REDUCE)

UK specialized law to reduce a period of time that someone must spend in prison: She has had part of her sentence remitted. His prison sentence was remitted to two years.

remit verb [T] (SEND)

formal to send money to someone: He worked as a builder in Chicago and remitted half his monthly wage to his family in the Philippines. formal to refer a matter to someone in authority to deal with: She remitted the case to a new tribunal for reconsideration.

remitnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈriː.mɪt/
the area that a person or group of people in authority has responsibility for or control over: The remit of this official inquiry is to investigate the reasons for the accident.
(Definition of remit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of remit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “remit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More