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English noun: remission

1. remission (event) an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)


SamplesHis cancer is in remission.


Synonymsremittal, subsidence


Broader (hypernym)abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension


Narrower (hyponym)resolution

2. remission (possession) a payment of money sent to a person in another place


Synonymsremitment, remittal, remittance


Broader (hypernym)payment

3. remission (act) (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)


Synonymsremit, remitment


Broader (hypernym)referral


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. remission (act) the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance


Synonymsabsolution, remission of sin, remittal


Broader (hypernym)redemption, salvation


Narrower (hyponym)indulgence


Part meronympenance









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