is a legal term which has two related but distinct usages. Its etymology is from the Latin re-
, literally "to order." It evolved in Late Latin
, or "to send back word." It appears in Middle French
and in Middle English
, 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