1. To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by sending; to send from one person or place to another; to pass on or down as by inheritance; as, to transmit a memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money, or bills of exchange, from one country to another. The ancientest fathers must be next removed, as Clement of Alexandria, and that Eusebian book of evangelic preparation, transmitting our ears through a hoard of heathenish obscenities to receive the gospel. (milton) The scepter of that kingdom continued to be transmitted in the dynasty of Castile. (Prescott)
2. To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit, or conduct, electricity.
Origin: L. Transmittere, transmissum; trans across, over – mittere to send: cf. F. Transmettre. See Missile.