Definition for RE-MIS'SION

RE-MIS'SION, n. [Fr. from L. remissio, from remitto, to send back.]

  1. Abatement; relaxation; moderation; as, the remission of extreme rigor. – Bacon.
  2. Abatement; diminution of intensity; as, the remission of the sun's heat; the remission of cold; the remission of close study or of labor. – Woodward. Locke.
  3. Release; discharge or relinquishment of a claim or right; as, the remission of a tax or duty. – Addison.
  4. In medicine, abatement; a temporary subsidence 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.
  5. Forgiveness; pardon; that is, the giving up of the punishment due to a crime; as, the remission of sins. – Matth. xxvi. Heb. ix.
  6. The act of sending back. [Not in use.]

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