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remand vb

[Anglo-French remander , from Middle French, to order back, from Late Latin remandare to send back word, from Latin re- back + mandare to order]
1 : to return (a case or matter) from one court to another esp. lower court or from a court to an administrative agency [the judgment of the trial court is reversed and the cause ed to the superior court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion "McCarton v. Estate of Watson , 693 P.2d 192 (1984)"] compare affirm
2 : to send (an accused) back into custody by court order (as pending trial)
: turn (a prisoner) over for continued detention
: to return a case to a lower court or other tribunal [the court ed for resentencing "K. A. Cohen"]
n 1 : the act of remanding or state of being remanded
2 : an order remanding a case or person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.