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

An individual, for example, might remit money to pay bills.

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the transfer of a case from one court or jurisdiction to another.
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TO REMIT. To annul a fine or forfeiture.
     2. This is generally done by the courts where they have a discretion by law: as, for example, when a juror is fined for nonattendance in court, after being duly summoned and, on appearing, he produces evidence to the court that he was sick and unable to attend, the fine will be remitted by the court.
     3. In commercial law, to remit is to send money, bills, or something which will answer the purpose of money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A remit is a statement, submitted for voting, that seeks to change NZNO policy or its constitution.
It was not interested in exercising veto power but wanted to improve communication and be consulted about remits which might affect Te Runanga and its responsibility to uphold the mana of tikanga Maori within NZNO.
Would a non-EU vendor be permitted to collect and remit VAT only for sales made in a "member state of consumption" if the sale exceeds that member state's thresholds?
The "one member, one vote" remit, passed by 57 per cent of delegates, was put toward by the membership committee.
For example, North Carolina law provides that "[c]ontractors are required to remit use tax at the applicable rate on the storage or use of motor vehicles, machines, machinery, tools and other equipment brought into this state for use in construction or repair work" (NCAC .2602).
This could take a toll on NZNO resources, and integrating the decisions arising from policy remits into existing work could be problematic.
A board of directors remit that it, rather than the AGM, establish NZNO's overall strategic direction and policy, and update members at the AGM, was lost.
A remit calling for a "pay jolt" in the upcoming district health board multi-employer collective agreement negotiations was passed.
Issues could be investigated and information provided when regions and colleges and sections considered remits from the log.
The board discussed implications arising from remit changes made at the 2012 NZNO AGM.
The new rule remit was as a result of the huge interest in the draft constitution and a desire for all members to be involved in such a crucial decision.
Remits lost included one from Midlands calling for the setting of honoraria for NZNO president and Te Runanga chair to be decided by conference rather than the board; and a proposal to change the minimum allowable period between meetings of the board from two to three months.