One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A remainder, residue; something left over. Chiefly formal or technical.
2A cause or suit of which the hearing is postponed to another day or term.
Early 16th century. From post-classical Latin remanet remainder, use as noun of classical Latin remanet, 3rd singular present indicative of remanēre remain. Compare earlier remanant, remanent, remainant, remainder, remnant.
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