remission


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re·mis·sion

 (rĭ-mĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The act of remitting.
b. A condition or period in which something is remitted.
2. A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
3.
a. Medicine Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
b. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
4.
a. Release, as from a debt, penalty, or obligation.
b. Forgiveness; pardon.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin remissiō, remissiōn-, from remissus, past participle of remittere, to let go; see remit.]

remission

(rɪˈmɪʃən) or less commonly

remittal

n
1. (Law) the act of remitting or state of being remitted
2. (Commerce) the act of remitting or state of being remitted
3. (Law) a reduction of the term of a sentence of imprisonment, as for good conduct: he got three years' remission.
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) forgiveness for sin
5. discharge or release from penalty, obligation, etc
6. lessening of intensity; abatement, as in the severity of symptoms of a disease
reˈmissive adj
reˈmissively adv

re•mis•sion

(rɪˈmɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of remitting.
2. pardon; forgiveness, as of offenses.
3. abatement or diminution, as of intensity.
4. the relinquishment of a payment, obligation, etc.
5.
a. a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease.
b. a period during which such a remission occurs.

re·mis·sion

(rĭ-mĭsh′ən)
A lessening or disappearance of the symptoms of a disease, especially cancer.

remission

, remit - Remission originally meant forgiveness or pardon for an offense or sin, and remit meant "forgive, pardon."
See also related terms for sin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remission - an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
resolution - the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
2.remission - a payment of money sent to a person in another place
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
3.remission - (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
referral - the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
4.remission - the act of absolving or remittingremission - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
indulgence - the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
penance - a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution

remission

noun
1. lessening, abatement, abeyance, lull, relaxation, ebb, respite, moderation, let-up (informal), alleviation, amelioration The disease is in remission.
2. pardon, release, discharge, amnesty, forgiveness, indulgence, exemption, reprieve, acquittal, absolution, exoneration, excuse I've got 10 years and there's no remission for drug offenders.
3. reduction, easing, lessening, dying down, suspension, decrease, dwindling, waning, ebbing, let-up (informal), slackening, diminution It had been raining hard all day, without remission.

remission

noun
1. The act or process of becoming less active or intense:
2. The act or an instance of forgiving:
Translations
إبْراء، تَخْفيف من شِدَّة المَرَضتَحْويل المالتَخْفيف عُقوبَه
prominutíremisezaslání penězzkrácení
bedringstrafnedsættelse
csökkenéselengedésenyhülés
eftirgjöfrénun
hafiflemehafifletmekısalma

remission

[rɪˈmɪʃən] N
1. (Rel) (= forgiveness) → remisión f, perdón m; (gen) (= annulment) → exoneración f
remission of sinsremisión or perdón de los pecados
2. (Brit) (= shortening of prison sentence) → disminución f de pena
3. (Med) to be in remission [sick person] → haberse recuperado (temporalmente); [disease] → remitir, estar en fase de remisión

remission

[rɪˈmɪʃən] n
[disease] → rémission f
to be in remission [disease] → être en rémission; [patient] → être en rémission
[debt] → remise f; [sentence] → remise f de peine; [fee] → exemption f
He was given three months remission for good conduct → Il a eu trois mois de remise de peine pour bonne conduite.

remission

n (form)
(= cancelling, pardoning: of debt) → Erlassen nt; (Brit Jur) → (Straf)erlass m; (Rel) → Nachlass m; he got 3 years’ remission for good behaviour (Brit) → ihm wurden wegen guter Führung 3 Jahre erlassen
(= sending: of money) → Überweisung f
(= postponement)Verschiebung f, → Vertagung f; (of motion)Zurückverweisung f
(Jur: = transfer: of case) → Verweisung f
(= becoming less)Nachlassen nt; (Med) → Besserung f, → Remission f (spec); to be in remission (patient)sich auf dem Wege der Besserung befinden; (illness)abklingen

remission

[rɪˈmɪʃən] n (gen) (Rel, Med) → remissione f (Law) (of debts, fee) → condono

remit

(rəˈmit) past tense, past participle reˈmitted verb
to send (money) usually in payment for something.
reˈmission (-ʃən) noun
1. a lessening in the severity of an illness etc.
2. a shortening of a person's prison sentence.
3. the act of remitting.
reˈmittance noun
(the sending of) money in payment for something.

re·mis·sion

n. remisión.
1. disminución o cesación de los síntomas de una enfermedad;
2. período de tiempo durante el cual los síntomas de una enfermedad disminuyen.

remission

n remisión f; complete — remisión completa; partial — remisión parcial; spontaneous — remisión espontánea; to go into — entrar en remisión
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Well then, on this river there was a bridge, and at one end of it a gallows, and a sort of tribunal, where four judges commonly sat to administer the law which the lord of river, bridge and the lordship had enacted, and which was to this effect, 'If anyone crosses by this bridge from one side to the other he shall declare on oath where he is going to and with what object; and if he swears truly, he shall be allowed to pass, but if falsely, he shall be put to death for it by hanging on the gallows erected there, without any remission.
It is not to be doubted, that a single man of prudence and good sense is better fitted, in delicate conjunctures, to balance the motives which may plead for and against the remission of the punishment, than any numerous body whatever.
But there was to be no remission of the strokes of fate.
Yes, sir, provided this war were approved of by the church and would advance the end I wish to attain -- I mean, the remission of my sins.
As for the remission of your sins, we have the archbishop of Paris, who has the very greatest power at the court of Rome, and even the coadjutor, who possesses some plenary indulgences; we will recommend you to him.
At a quarter past nine, precisely, to commence work for her employer; at one, she had a remission of half an hour; and at six, she became her own mistress.
Of course, all the villages want remission of taxes, but, as far as I can see, the whole country's stinkin' with foxes.
The Sheikh of this village here tells me that his barley has failed, and he wants a fifty per cent remission.
On one occasion the Pope promised the remission of a thousand days of purgatory to all persons who should be present at the Chester plays, and to this exemption the bishop of Chester added sixty days more.
But though these passions ordinarily succeed each other, and scarce twenty-four hours ever passed in which the pedagogue was not, in some degree, the object of both; yet, on extraordinary occasions, when the passion of anger had raged very high, the remission was usually longer: and so was the case at present; for she continued longer in a state of affability, after this fit of jealousy was ended, than her husband had ever known before: and, had it not been for some little exercises, which all the followers of Xantippe are obliged to perform daily, Mr Partridge would have enjoyed a perfect serenity of several months.
As for myself, after some little remission of my pains for the last two days I had an attack this morning, of which I shall say nothing but that it has decided me to return to the opium.
I was earnestly begging of God to give me repentance, when it happened providentially, the very day, that, reading the Scripture, I came to these words: "He is exalted a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance and to give remission.