- The act of sending an accused person back into custody whilst awaiting trial.
Etymology: 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."
- To send a prisoner back to custody.
- To send a case back to a lower court for further consideration.
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