|a.||1.||Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; - said in respect to time or to place; |
|2.||Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; - in various figurative uses.|
|3.||(Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual.|
|Noun||1.||remote - a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV"|
Synonyms: remote control
|Adj.||1.||remote - far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"|
|2.||remote - very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency"|
|3.||remote - far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"|
|4.||remote - inaccessible and sparsely populated|
|5.||remote - far apart in nature; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"|
REMOTE. At a distance; afar off, not immediate. A remote cause is not in
general sufficient to charge a man with the commission of a crime, nor with
being the author of a tort.
2. When a man suffers an injury in consequence of the violation of a contract, he is in general entitled to damages for the violation of such contract, but not for remote consequences, unconnected with the contract, to which he may be subjected; as, for example, if the maker of a promissory note should not pay it at maturity; the holder will be entitled to damages arising from the breach of the contract, namely, the principal and interest; but should the holder, in consequence of the non-payment of such note, be compelled to stop payment, and lose his credit and his business, the maker will not be responsible for such losses, on account of the great remoteness of the cause; so if an agent who is bound to account should neglect to do so, and a similar failure should take place, the agent would not be responsible for the damages thus caused. 1 Brock. Cir. C. R. 103; see 3 Pet. 69, 84, 89; 5 Mason's R. 161; 3 Wheat. 560; 1 Story, R. 157; 3 Sumn. R. 27, 270; 2 Sm. & Marsh. 340; 7 Hill, 61. Vide Cause.