from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being such that forgiveness is possible: a remissible sin.

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  • adj. Capable of being remitted or forgiven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being remitted or forgiven.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being remitted or forgiven.


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  • It is true, as 'Philip Beauchamp' argues, that the system has all the faults of the worst human legislation; that the punishment is made atrociously -- indeed infinitely -- severe to compensate for its uncertainty and remoteness; and that (as he would clearly add), to prevent it from shocking and stunning the intellect, it is regarded as remissible in consideration of vicarious suffering.

    The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) James Mill

  • Dividends, profits, interest on loans, debentures, mortgages and repatriation of invested capital are freely and fully remissible, subject to Central Bank reporting requirements.

    EU News

  • There is a twofold kind of debt upon the creature, one remissible and pardonable, another irremissible and unpardonable, (so to speak,) the debt of sin, and that is the guilt of it, which is nothing else than the obligation of the sinner over to eternal condemnation by virtue of the curse of God.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Its sufficiency consists in this -- both that it demonstrates the necessity of that duty which is to be performed by sinful man, to be completely absolute, and on no account to be remissible, by which the way is closed against carnal security -- and that it most strongly fortifies against despair, not only sinners, that they may be led to repentance, but also those who perform the duty, that they may, through the certain hope of future blessings, persevere in the course of faith and of good works upon which they have entered.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • Justinian at Constantinople; an anti-Handelist was looked upon as an anti-courtier, and voting against the Court in Parliament was hardly a less remissible or more venial sin than speaking against Handel or going to the Lincoln's Inn Fields Opera. "

    A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4)


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