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Remit! I say. Remit! You rapscallions! Remit! Be gone.

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."
- Blackstone.
"In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince."
- Hayward.
"The prisoner was remitted to the guard."
- Dryden.

2. To restore.
The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty.
- Hayward.
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."
- Milton.
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.

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