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Q: How does 're' feature in 'remit': 'cancel from exacting' and 'send money'?

LePressentimentWhat's an intuitive derivation behind ODO's definitions 1 and 2 to remember their meaning? I already understand and thus ask NOT about the definition, but instead want to dredge below it. 1. remit (verb) = [with object] Cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment) ...

 

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