Definition of Remit ~ Webster's 1913 Edition
v. t. 1. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
"In the case the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right."
"In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince."
"The prisoner was remitted to the guard."
2. To restore.
The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty.
3. (Com.) To transmit or send, esp. to a distance, as money in payment of a demand, account, draft, etc.; as, he remitted the amount by mail.
4. To send off or away; hence: (a) To refer or direct (one) for information, guidance, help, etc. "Remitting them . . . to the works of Galen." Sir T. Elyot. (b) To submit, refer, or leave (something) for judgment or decision.
5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
"So willingly doth God remit his ire."
6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
"Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them.
- John xx. 23.
7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation.
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑
Want DP delivered to your inbox daily? Subscribe here: