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re·mand / riˈmand/ Law • v. [tr.] place (a defendant) on bail or in custody, esp. when a trial is adjourned: I had a seventeen-year-old son remanded to a drug-addiction program. ∎  return (a case) to a lower court for reconsideration: the Supreme Court summarily vacated the opinion and remanded the matter back to the California Court of Appeal. • n. a committal to custody.

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REMAND

To send back.

A higher court may remand a case to a lower court so that the lower court will take a certain action ordered by the higher court. A prisoner who is remanded into custody is sent back to prison subsequent to a preliminary hearing before a tribunal or magistrate until the hearing is resumed, or the trial is commenced.

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remand send back XV, spec. (a prisoner) into custody XVI. — medL. remandāre (in late L. send back word, repeat a command), f. RE- + mandāre command, send word.
Hence sb. XVIII.

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REMAND

A remand is an appellate court's act in returning a case to a lower court, usually unnecessary when the appellate court affirms the lower court's judgment. When the Supreme Court reverses or vacates a state court judgment, it customarily remands for "proceedings not inconsistent" with the Court's decision.

Kenneth L. Karst
(1986)

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