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Topic: LAW

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: remander, from Late Latin remandare 'to send back word', from Latin mandare; MANDATE1

remand

1 verb
     
reā€§mand1 [transitive usually passive] law
1SCL British English to send someone back from a court of law, to wait for their trial:
Smith was remanded in custody (=kept in prison) until Tuesday.
He's been remanded on bail for a month (=allowed to leave the law court and go home to wait for trial).
2 American English to send a case to be dealt with in another court:
The court remanded the case for trial.
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