I understand the definition of remit; so I am not asking about it. I just want to delve in deeper. I also recognise the Etymological Fallacy and its various drawbacks. So how should I interpret or rationalize its etymology, in order to intuit or naturalise it, and to help me remember?
1. remit = [chiefly British] The task or area of activity officially assigned to an individual or organization
2. An item referred to someone for consideration
Etymonline: late 14c., "to forgive, pardon," from Latin remittere "send back, slacken, let go back, abate," from re-
"back"(see re-) + mittere
"to send"(see mission). Meaning "allow to remain unpaid" is from mid-15c. Meaning "send money (to someone)" first recorded 1630s. Related: Remitted; remitting.
For instance, how does re- fit the 2 definitions above? Both refers someTHING NEW to someONE NEW. Yet
back implies a reappraisal; so what's
Footnote: I encountered remit, in the last sentence, of the last para, of p 7 of 16 here.