Remission meaning

rĭ-mĭshən
Remission is forgiveness or the decrease in symptoms of a disease.

An example of remission is to grant a prisoner a pardon.

An example of remission is being free from previous cancer symptoms.

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A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
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The act or an instance of remitting.
  • 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.
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A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
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Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
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A lessening of amount due, as in either work or money or intensity of a thing.
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A pardon of a sin; the forgiveness of an offense.
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(medicine) An abatement or lessening of the manifestations of a disease.

Her cancer was in remission.

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(law) Referring a case back to a lower (inferior) court of law.
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Origin of remission

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin remissiō remissiōn- from remissus past participle of remittere to let go remit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition