the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
"they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"
remission, remitment, remit(verb)
(law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
send (money) in payment
postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off(verb)
hold back to a later time
"let's postpone the exam"
put back, put over, elude, circumvent, set back, turn off, confuse, sidestep, dishearten, remand, give in, remit, parry, dodge, bow, send back, tabulate, accede, flurry, prorogue, hedge, put off, evade, defer, tabularise, table, tabularize, carry over, postpone, duck, slacken, shelve, hold over, disconcert, knock back, get across, fudge, submit, skirt
release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
"The taxes were remitted"
remit, remand, send back(verb)
refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
defer, immure, lag, send back, hold over, remand, slacken, table, imprison, jug, put over, put behind bars, remit, gaol, jail, incarcerate, prorogue, shelve, put off, put away, set back, postpone
"God will remit their sins"
make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
diminish or abate
"The pain finally remitted"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To pardon is to let pass, as a fault or sin, without resentment, blame, or punishment. Forgive has reference to feelings, pardon to consequences; hence, the executive may pardon, but has nothing to do officially with forgiving. Personal injury may be forgiven by the person wronged; thus, God at once forgives and pardons; the pardoned sinner is exempt from punishment; the forgiven sinner is restored to the divine favor. To pardon is the act of a superior, implying the right to punish; to forgive is the privilege of the humblest person who has been wronged or offended. In law, to remit the whole penalty is equivalent to pardoning the offender; but a part of a penalty may be remitted and the remainder inflicted, as where the penalty includes both fine and imprisonment. To condone is to put aside a recognized offense by some act which restores the offender to forfeited right or privilege, and is the act of a private individual, without legal formalities. To excuse is to overlook some slight offense, error, or breach of etiquette; pardon is often used by courtesy in nearly the same sense. A person may speak of excusing or forgiving himself, but not of pardoning himself. Compare ABSOLVE; PARDON, n.
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