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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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