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Re: [anti-spam-wg] Proposed New Charter

  • From: der Mouse mouse@localhost
  • Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 10:12:06 -0400 (EDT)

>> It is important to note that areas such as cybersquatting or hosting
>> illegal content are not seen to be part of the remit of the working
>> group.
> As a non-native English speaker, I am totally confused about the last
> sentence in two respects:
> (1) [..."remit"...]

"Remit" here is being used as a noun; both your quoted definitions are
verb meanings.  Here's a definition from that is pretty
close to the usage at hand:

   1.  the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is
   expected to deal with or has authority to deal with; "they set up a
   group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"

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