remission (n.)

  1. an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); his cancer is in remission

    [ Syn: remittal , subsidence ]

  2. a payment of money sent to a person in another place

    [ Syn: remittance , remittal , remitment ]

  3. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)

    [ Syn: remitment , remit ]

  4. the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

    [ Syn: absolution , remittal , remission of sin ]

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