One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of a sin, offence, etc.: not forgiven or pardoned; unexpiated, unatoned for. Of a debt, punishment, etc.: not cancelled or rescinded.
2Of an activity, condition, process, etc.: continuous, constant, incessant.
3Of a person: persistent or unrelenting (in a task or activity); = "unremitting". Now rare.
4Of a sum of money: not transferred from one place or person to another; specifically (of income earned abroad) not transferred to the worker's or company's home country.
Mid 16th century. From un- + remit + -ed. Compare later remitted.
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