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English definition of “remit”

remit

verb [T] (REDUCE)    /rɪˈmɪt/ (-tt-) UK specialized
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.Not punishing and reducing punishment
(Definition of remit verb (REDUCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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