verb (used with object)
- to send back, remit, or consign again.
- to send back (a case) to a lower court from which it was appealed, with instructions as to what further proceedings should be had.
- (of a court or magistrate) to send back (a prisoner or accused person) into custody, as to await further proceedings.
- the act of remanding.
- the state of being remanded.
- a person remanded.
- law (of a court or magistrate) to send (a prisoner or accused person) back into custody or admit him to bail, esp on adjourning a case for further inquiries to be made
- to send back
- the sending of a prisoner or accused person back into custody (or sometimes admitting him to bail) to await trial or continuation of his trial
- the act of remanding or state of being remanded
- on remand in custody or on bail awaiting trial or completion of one’s trial
mid-15c., from Middle French remander “send for again” (12c.) or directly from Late Latin remandare “to send back word, repeat a command,” from Latin re- “back” (see re-) + mandare “to consign, order, commit to one’s charge” (see mandate (n.)). Specifically in law, “send back (a prisoner) on refusing an application for discharge.” Related: Remanded; remanding.