To forgive, pardon.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 307:
To refrain from exacting or enforcing.
- So he said that there was no sin to remit in baptism: ‘sin is not born with a man, it is subsequently committed by the man; for it is shown to be a fault, not of nature, but of the human will’.
- to remit the performance of an obligation
To give up, stop succumbing to (a negative emotion etc.).
To allow (something) to slacken, to relax (one's attention etc.).
(obsolete) To show a lessening or abatement (of) a specified quality.
*, New York 2001, p.132-3:
- The sovereign was undoubtedly competent to remit penalties.
(obsolete) To diminish, abate.
*, Book I, New York 2001, p. 139:
- Great Alexander in the midst of all his prosperity […], when he saw one of his wounds bleed, remembered that he was but a man, and remitted of his pride.
To refer (something) for deliberation, judgment, etc. (to a particular body or person).
- Dotage, fatuity, or follyis for the most part intended or remitted in particular men, and thereupon some are wiser than others […].
- In the case the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right.
- In grievous and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince.
To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
- The prisoner was remitted to the guard.
To transmit or send, as money in payment.
* 2003:' The Hindu, ''World Cup sponsors can '''remit money in forex: SC read at [http://www.hinduonnet.com/2003/02/01/stories/2003020104090100.htm] on 14 May 2006
- The archbishop wasremitted to his liberty.
- The Supreme Court today allowed major sponsors, including LG Electronics India (LGEI), to remit foreign exchange for the tournament.
* unremitting (via remitting)
(chiefly, British) terms of reference; set of responsibilities.
* 2000: Scientific Working Group on Good Laboratory Practice issues, Handbook: Good Laboratory Practice read on World Health Organisation website at [http://www.who.int/tdr/publications/publications/pdf/glp-handbook.pdf] on 14 May 2006:
* 2001: H. Meinardi et al, ILAE Commission, The treatment gap in epilepsy: the current situation and ways forward read at on 14 May 2006:
- WHO/TDR should prepare a volume containing ... important issues in the performance of studies that fall outside of the GLP remit .
* 2003: Andy Macleod, Cisco Systems, Pulling it all together - the 21st Century Campus read at on 14 May 2006:
- However, this is beyond the remit of this particular article.
* 2012 , The Economist, Sep 29th 2012 issue,
- Next steps ... Create one IS organisation and extend remit to all HE activities.
Chile's economic statistics: For reacher - or poorer
- [...] Chile needs to gather together its statisticians into a single agency, such as a new and improved INE, and give it more autonomy and a broader remit .
To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
* 1795 —
* 1813 —
- Measures are pursuing to prevent or mitigate the usual consequences of such outrages, and with the hope of their succeeding at least to avert general hostility.
* 1896 —
- But in yielding to it the retaliation has been mitigated as much as possible, both in its extent and in its character...
* 1901 — , ch 7
- Then they tell us that vaccination will mitigate the disease that it will make it milder.
* 1920 —
- Then I discovered the brilliance of the landscape around was mitigated by blue spectacles.
- The plague had not been kind to him, yet had left him this small furry thing to mitigate his sorrow; and when one is very young, one can find great relief in the lively antics of a black kitten.
* (to reduce or lessen) check, diminish, ease, lighten, mollify, pacify, palliate
* (to reduce or lessen) aggrandize, aggravate, exacerbate, incite, increase, intensify, irritate, worsen