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Word: remit

remit
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  • noun the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
    Examples
    • they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life
  • noun (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
    Synonyms

    remission, remitment

  • verb send (money) in payment
    Examples
    • remit $25
  • verb hold back to a later time
    Examples
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
    Examples
    • The taxes were remitted
  • verb refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
    Synonyms

    remand, send back

  • verb forgive
    Examples
    • God will remit their sins
  • verb make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
    Synonyms

    slacken

  • verb diminish or abate
    Examples
    • The pain finally remitted
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010