In law, to remand is to send a case back to be reconsidered by another court — or to imprison someone who's been arrested until they go to trial.

In some cases, a court will remand a case for a completely new trial, and in others it might instruct the new court to use different legal standards, or to decide only on a defendant's sentence. When a judge remands an accused criminal — holding them in custody until the case goes to trial — it's often because they have a criminal record or have been charged with very serious crimes.

Definitions of remand

v refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision

remit, send back
Type of:
issue a challenge to

v lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars
Type of:
confine, detain
deprive of freedom; take into confinement

n the act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial)

Type of:
the act of going back to a prior location

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