remission

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From Old French remission (compare French rémission), from Latin remissio ("release"). Cf. remit.

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remission (plural remissions)

  1. A lessening of amount due, as in either work or money or intensity of a thing.
  2. A pardon of a sin; the forgiveness of an offense.
  3. (medicine) An abatement or lessening of the manifestations of a disease.
    Her cancer was in remission.
  4. (law) Referral of a case back to a lower (inferior) court of law.

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remission

  1. Genitive singular form of remissio.