- forgiveness or pardon, as of sins or crimes
- cancellation of or release from a debt, tax, penalty, etc.
- a lessening or abating, as of heat or cold, pain, etc.
- a relatively prolonged lessening or disappearance of the symptoms of a disease
Origin of remissionOld French from Classical Latin remissio, a sending back, in LL(Ec), forgiveness of sin from past participle of remittere: see remit