remission
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹɪˈmɪʃ(ə)n/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɹəˈmɪʃ(ə)n/
Noun

remission

  1. A pardon#Noun|pardon of a sin#Noun|sin; (chiefly, historical, also, figuratively) the forgiveness of an offence, or relinquishment of a (legal) claim#Noun|claim or a debt.
    Synonyms: acceptilation
    Antonyms: irremission
  2. A lessening#Noun|lessening of amount#Noun|amount due#Adjective|due, as in either money or work#Noun|work, or intensity of a thing.
    1. (law) A reduction or cancellation of the penalty for a criminal#Adjective|criminal offence; in particular, the reduction of a prison sentence#Noun|sentence as a recognition of the prisoner's good behaviour.
      Synonyms: remitment
    2. (medicine) An abatement or lessening of the manifestations of a disease#Noun|disease; a period where the symptoms of a disease are absent.
      Synonyms: anesis, remittence
      Her cancer was in remission.
  3. An act#Noun|act of remit#Verb|remitting, return#Verb|returning, or sending back.
    1. (law) A referral of a case#Noun|case back to another (especially a lower#Adjective|lower or inferior#Adjective|inferior) court of law; a remand, a remittal.
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