Crossword clues for remittance
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Remittance \Re*mit"tance\ (r?-m?t"tans), n.
The act of transmitting money, bills, or the like, esp. to a distant place, as in satisfaction of a demand, or in discharge of an obligation.
The sum or thing remitted.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1705; see remit + -ance. Earlier in same sense were remitment (1610s of offenses; 1670s of money sent); remital (1590s).
n. A payment to a remote recipient.
A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country. Money sent home by migrants competes with international aid as one of the largest financial inflows to developing countries. Workers' remittances are a significant part of international capital flows, especially with regard to labour-exporting countries. In 2014, $436 billion went to developing countries, setting a new record. Overall global remittances also totaled $583 billion. Some countries, such as India and China, receive tens of billions of US dollars in remittances each year from their expatriates. In 2014, India received an estimated $70 billion and China an estimated $64 billion.
Usage examples of "remittance".
Sir Thomas, he finds far more pleasure in agrostology than he would ever find as a remittance man, and what is more, he knows it.
He opened a desk, and rummaging in it, found a letter addressed to the Proveditor of Corfu, advising a remittance of three thousand sequins for the repair of the fortress.
As in that letter he alludes to his embarrassment on account of remittances, it is probable that the neglect of his agent, with respect to them, was the main cause which induced him to determine on going no farther.
After begging pardon for having intruded upon your family at these hours, I must now tell you that my cousin, Count Melvil, was some time ago so much misrepresented to his mother by certain malicious informers, who delight in sowing discord in private families, that she actually believed her son an extravagant spendthrift, who had not only consumed his remittances in the most riotous scenes of disorder, but also indulged a pernicious appetite for gaming, to such a degree, that he had lost all his clothes and jewels at play.
I saw the gallows before me, for nobody would lend me the money, and they would not wait for my remittance from Venice to reach me.
This eventually proved to be an accumulation of annual payments from thousands of poor homesteaders whose remittances had never been recorded, and who, in many a case, would surely be evicted from their lands on score of non-payment of dues.
With him things were going as well as he had anticipated, and before long he was able to make substantial remittances, but his letters were profoundly sad.
At home, when the doors were closed, Lepailleur revenged himself on his wife, picking the most frightful quarrels with her since he had discovered her frequent remittances of money to their son.
It seemed he was expecting remittances, and the mother would be delighted to see her daughter a marchioness.
And on the 2nd June Casanova, doubtless feeling his helplessness in the matter of money, and the insufficiency of his occasional remittances, and suspicious of Francesca's loyalty, wrote her a letter of renunciation.
I replied, "but just now I am awaiting remittances, and have very little money about me.
By these means he was disencumbered of divers considerable remittances, with which his father cheerfully supplied him, on the supposition that they were spent with taste and liberality, under the direction of our adventurer.
The remittance man thought he caught Thompson cheating and indiscreetly said so.
The remittance man went white, half rose from his seat, and shoved his head across the table toward the revolver.
A bad boy, a remittance man, a rogue company spy masquerading as a petty criminal—.