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To remand a case means for a second court to return a case to a court that had jurisdiction over the case originally.  For example, if a party removes a case to federal court from state court, the federal court will remand the case back to state court if it determines that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction.  Similarly, following an appeal, an appellate court will have jurisdiction over a case that was previously within the jurisdiction of a trial level court.  If the appellate court returns the case back to the trial court, we would say the appellate court remanded the case back to the trial court.

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