from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of remitting.
- n. A condition or period in which something is remitted.
- n. A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
- n. Medicine Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
- n. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
- n. Release, as from a debt, penalty, or obligation.
- n. Forgiveness; pardon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lessening of amount due, as in either work or money or intensity of a thing.
- n. A pardon of a sin; the forgiveness of an offense.
- n. An abatement or lessening of the manifestations of a disease.
- n. Referring a case back to a lower (inferior) court of law.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.
- n. Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.
- n. Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.
- n. 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.
- n. The act of sending back.
- n. Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of remitting.
- n. The act of sending to a distant place, as money; remittance.
- n. Abatement; a temporary subsidence, as of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as distinguished from intermission, in which the disease leaves the patient entirely for a time.
- n. Diminution or cessation of intensity; abatement; relaxation; moderation: as, the remission of extreme rigor; the remission of close study or of labor.
- n. Discharge or relinquishment, as of a debt, claim, or right; a giving up: as, the remission of a tax or duty.
- n. The act of forgiving; forgiveness; pardon; the giving up of the punishment due to a crime.
- n. Synonyms Absolution, etc. See pardon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a payment of money sent to a person in another place
- n. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
- n. an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
- n. the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin remissiō, remissiōn-, from remissus, past participle of remittere, to let go; see remit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)