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English definition of “remit”


noun [C, usually singular]     /ˈriːmɪt/ US   /riːˈmɪt/ UK
the types of activity that a person or organization has responsiblity for: The Treasury's remit has never been more wide-ranging than it is now. As independent broadcasters , it is part of our remit to cater for minority audiences and promote diversity . Her appointment to the board comes with a remit to focus on its corporate social responsibility . a narrow / wide remithave a/no remit to do sth The Commission had the remit to consider how small companies could compete in the public-sector market .be/fall outside sb's remit Where a case falls outside the ombudsman's remit, the aggrieved customer has no alternative but to take the company involved to court .be/fall within/under sb's remit Many such cases will fall within the remit of the small claims court . His remit includes strategy development , and pricing and packaging issues , as well as regulatory affairs .
(Definition of remit noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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