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Middle English remaunden(to send back)Middle French remander(to send back)Late Latin remandare(to send backward)Latin remandare(to order)



remand ‎(uncountable)

  1. The act of sending an accused person back into custody whilst awaiting trial.
    • 2007, Andrew Ewang Sone, Readings in the Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code, p. 139:
      As earlier stated, remand in custody under the new Code is an exceptional measure.
  2. The act of an appellate court sending a matter back to a lower court for review or disposal.
    • 2010, Steven Baicker-McKee, ‎John B. Corr, A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, p. 102:
      If remand is based on a failure of federal subject matter jurisdiction or a shortcoming in the process of removal, the remand becomes effective even earlier...



remand ‎(third-person singular simple present remands, present participle remanding, simple past and past participle remanded)

  1. To send a prisoner back to custody.[1]
  2. To send a case back to a lower court for further consideration.
  3. (obsolete) To send back.
    • South
      Remand it to its former place.

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  1. ^ A modern legal definition includes the possibility of bail being granted, so in the United Kingdom at least, this does not necessarily imply custody: “Bail Act 1976”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1],, accessed 2010-04-02