Definition of remand noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːnd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænd//
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[uncountable] the process of keeping somebody in prison while they are waiting for their trial He is currently being held on remand. a remand prisoner I was in prison on remand for three weeks. Word Originlate Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘send back again’): from late Latin remandare, from re- ‘back’ + mandare ‘commit’. The noun dates from the late 18th cent.
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