re·mit /ri-'mit/ vb re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting [Latin remittere to let go back, send back, give up, forgive, from re- back + mittere to let go, send]
1 a: to release from the guilt or penalty of
b: to refrain from exacting
remit a tax
c: to cancel or refrain from inflicting
remit the fine
2: to submit or refer for consideration, judgment, decision, or action; specif: remand
3: to restore or consign to a former status or condition
4: to send (money) to a person or place esp. in payment of a demand, account, or draft
vi: to send money (as in payment)
re·mit·ment n
re·mit·ta·ble adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (relax) verb abate, alleviate, assuage, attemper, brake, calm, check, condonare, decrease, diminish, ease, give up, halt, hold up, lenify, lessen, let slacken, let up, loosen, make less violent, minimize, mitigate, moderate, palliate, quell, quiet, reduce, relinquish, remittere, soften, soothe, stall, stop, suspend, tranquilize, weaken II (release from penalty) verb absolve, acquit, amnesty, assoil, cancel, clear, condone, discharge, dismiss, disregard, drop charges, exculpate, excuse, exempt, exonerate, forgive, free, give amnesty, let go, let out, liberate, overlook, pardon, pass over, reinstate, release, reprieve, respite, show clemency, show mercy, spare, vindicate, waive III (send payment) verb compensate, defray, disburse, discharge, forward payment, make payment, mittere, pay, recompense, remunerate, render, repay, requite, satisfy, send money, send payment, settle, tender, transmit payment IV (submit for consideration) verb advance, commit, consign, forward, offer, present, proffer, propose, refer, relegate, remand, send, tender, transmit V index absolve, acquit, alleviate, bear (yield), bear the expense, bequeath, bestow, compensate (remunerate), condone, contribute (indemnify), contribute (supply), defray, delay, deliver, diminish, discontinue (break continuity), dispatch (send off), excuse, free, give (grant), lessen, lull, offer (tender), present (make a gift), recommit, reimburse, reinstate, relax, release, relent, remand, remise, remunerate, restore (return), satisfy (discharge), subside, suspend, transmit

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To refer a matter to some authority for decision; to send a case back to a lower court.
(2) To send money.
(3) To cancel a debt; to refrain from punishing someone for a misdeed; to forgive.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To transmit or send. To relinquish or surrender, such as in the case of a fine, punishment, or sentence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To transmit or send. To relinquish or surrender, such as in the case of a fine, punishment, or sentence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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