remand meaning, remand definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( remands    plural & 3rd person present)   ( remanding    present participle)   ( remanded    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If a person who is accused of a crime is remanded in custody or on bail, they are told to return to the court at a later date, when their trial will take place.  
usu passive  
Carter was remanded in custody for seven days...      be V-ed prep  
2       n-uncount   Remand is used to refer to the process of remanding someone in custody or on bail, or to the period of time until their trial begins.  
also N in pl, oft N n, on N  
The remand hearing is often over in three minutes...     

remand centre        ( remand centres    plural  ) In Britain, a remand centre is an institution where people who are accused of a crime are sent until their trial begins or until a decision about their punishment has been made.      n-count  
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