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Definition of remitting (Meaning of remitting)
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Remit Re*mit" (r?-m?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remitted}; p.
	     pr. & vb. n. {Remitting}.] [L. remittere, remissum, to send
	     back, to slacken, relax; pref. re- re- + mittere to send. See
	     {Mission}, and cf. {Remise}, {Remiss}.]
	     1. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
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	              In the case the law remits him to his ancient and
	              more certain right.                   --Blackstone.
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	              In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be
	              remitted to their prince.             --Hayward.
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	              The prisoner was remitted to the guard. --Dryden.
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	     2. To restore. [Obs.]
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	              The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty.
	                                                    --Hayward.
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	     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.
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	     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. ``Whether the counsel be good I remit it to
	            the wise readers.' --Sir T. Elyot.
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	     5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
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	              So willingly doth God remit his ire.  --Milton.
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	     6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
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	              Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto
	              them.                                 --John xx. 23.
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	     7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the
	        performance of an obligation. ``The sovereign was
	        undoubtedly competent to remit penalties.' --Macaulay.
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	     Syn: To relax; release; abate; relinguish; forgive; pardon;
	          absolve.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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