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Meaning of REMISSION

Pronunciation:  ri'mishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
  2. [n]  the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
  3. [n]  an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
  4. [n]  a payment of money sent to a person in another place

REMISSION is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: absolution, remission of sin, remit, remitment, remitment, remittal, remittal, remittal, remittance, subsidence
 See Also: abatement, hiatus, payment, penance, redemption, referral, reprieve, resolution, respite, salvation, suspension



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*mis"sion\ (r?-m?sh"?n), n. [F. r['e]mission, L.
remissio. See {Remit}.]
1. The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving

2. Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a
   claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression;
   release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.

         This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed
         for many for the remission of sins.   --Matt. xxvi.

         That ples, therefore, . . . Will gain thee no
         remission.                            --Milton.

3. Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.

4. (Med.) A temporary and incomplete subsidence of the force
   or violence of a disease or of pain, as destinguished from
   intermission, in which the disease completely leaves the
   patient for a time; abatement.

5. The act of sending back. [R.] --Stackhouse.

6. Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A period or state during which the symptoms of a disease subside or decrease.