Remission

Definition of Remission

Re`mis´sion   Pronunciation: r?-m?sh´?n
n.1.The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.
2.Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.
This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
- Matt. xxvi. 28.
That ples, therefore, . . .
Will gain thee no remission.
- Milton.
3.Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.
4.(Med.) 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.
5.The act of sending back.
6.Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.

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