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

BrE BrE//ˈriːmɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːmɪt//
 
; BrE BrE//rɪˈmɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɪt//
 
[usually singular] remit (of somebody/something) | remit (to do something) (British English) the area of activity over which a particular person or group has authority, control or influence Such decisions are outside the remit of this committee. In future, staff recruitment will fall within the remit of the division manager. a remit to report on medical services The group has been given a remit to examine ways of improving the local transport system.
Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin remittere ‘send back, restore’, from re- ‘back’ + mittere ‘send’. The noun dates from the early 20th cent.

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