ETYM Old Fren. remaindre, inf. Related to Remain.
Something left after other parts have been taken away; SYN. residual, residue, residuum, rest.
In British aristocracy, term that denotes those who may inherit a peerage or baronetcy. The vast majority of peerages and baronetcies are limited to inheritance by the heirs male of the body of the first peer or baronet; the title cannot be inherited by a stepson or an adopted son. Special remainders are sometimes granted to others of the family (daughters, brothers or sisters, and the heirs male of their bodies), especially to military leaders (as was done for Nelson, Kitchener, Allenby, and Mountbatten).
To sell cheaply as remainders, as of books.