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remit

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈmɪt/ (-tt-) us  

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.Not punishing and reducing punishment

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.Delivering and despatching formal to refer a matter to someone in authority to deal with: She remitted the case to a new tribunal for reconsideration.Office practicesDelivering and despatching

remit

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈriː.mɪt/ us  
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.Duty, obligation and responsibility
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