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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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