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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Remit


REMIT', verb transitive [Latin remitto, to send back; re and mitto, to send.]

1. To relax, as intensity; to make less tense or violent.

So willingly doth God remit his ire.

2. To forgive; to surrender the right of punishing a crime; as, to remit punishment.

3. To pardon, as a fault or crime.

Whose soever sins ye remit they are remitted to them.

John 20:23.

4. To give up; to resign.

In grievous and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince.

5. To refer; as a clause that remitted all to the bishop's discretion.

6. To send back.

The pris'ner was remitted to the guard.

7. To transmit money, bills or other thing in payment for goods received. American merchants remit money, bills of exchange or some species of stock, in payment for British goods.

8. To restore.

In this case, the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right.

REMIT', verb intransitive

1. To slacken; to become less intense or rigorous.

When our passions remit the vehemence of our speech remits too.

So we say, cold or heat remits.

2. To abate in violence for a time, without intermission; as, a fever remits at a certain hour every day.