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Remand: definition of the day

remand.jpeg‘Send back’, usually in the context of reversal of an appellate decision or the custody of a prisoner. When an appellate court reverses the decision of a lower court, the written decision often contains an instruction to remand the case to the lower court to be reconsidered in light of the appellate court’s ruling. Cases are also remanded to Federal agencies for reconsideration in disputes over regulation or administrative decisions. See INS v. Ventura. A prisoner is said to be remanded when he or she is sent back into custody to await trial.