Remand

Remand

[ri-mand, -mahnd]
Remand is a legal term which has two related but distinct usages. Its etymology is from the Latin re- and mandare, literally "to order." It evolved in Late Latin to remandare, or "to send back word." It appears in Middle French as remander and in Middle English as remaunden, both with essentially the same meaning, "to send back."

  • Remand (court case): an action by an appellate court in which it remands, or sends back, a case to the trial court or lower appellate court for action
  • Detention of suspects: remand may also mean the detention of suspects before trial or sentencing

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