Definition - What does Remand mean?

To remand is to send back. As a court procedure, the term is most often used by a higher court that has reviewed a decision made by a lower court when the higher court is sending the case back to be resolved by the lower court.

A court might also remand a prisoner who is appealing a decision to the original jurisdiction in which the prisoner was convicted.

Justipedia explains Remand

Appellate courts review decisions by trial courts and remand issues that remain unresolved to the trial court to try again. When appellate courts remand a case, they often send the case back to the trial court with instructions to proceed in a manner consistent with the direction of the appellate court. Cases are remanded in this way because trial courts are the proper venue for determining facts in a case, while appellate courts only review matters of law.

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