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Right to give out terms of reference (5)

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I believe the answer is:

remit

'terms of reference' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'right to give out' is the wordplay.
'right' becomes 'r' (common abbreviation).
'to give out' becomes 'emit' (synonyms).
'r'+'emit'='REMIT'

(Other definitions for remit that I've seen before include "instructions required", "Relax; send (payment)", "Send; abate; cancel", "Send back; scope of authority", "Send - scope of one's duties".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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