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1. (Law) law (esp of an appeal court) the act of sending back (a case or proceeding) to an inferior court for further consideration or action
2. (Law) criminal law cancellation (of a penalty or punishment)
3. the act of pardoning or forgiving (crime, sins, etc)
4. discharge or release from penalty, obligation, etc
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|Noun||1.||remittal - a payment of money sent to a person in another place|
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
|2.||remittal - 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)
|3.||remittal - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance|
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