Definition of remittitur in US English:

remittitur

noun

Law
  • 1The action or an act of sending the transcript of a case back from an appellate to a trial court for record or further work; a formal notice of this.

  • 2The remission of excessive damages awarded to a plaintiff; a formal statement of this.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in William Nelson (b. ?1653), legal writer. From classical Latin remittitur, third person singular passive of remittere remit.

Pronunciation

remittitur

/rɪˈmɪtɪtə/