What does remission mean?

Definitions for remissionrɪˈmɪʃ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word remission.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remission, remittal, subsidence(noun)

    an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

    "his cancer is in remission"

  2. remittance, remittal, remission, remitment(noun)

    a payment of money sent to a person in another place

  3. remission, remitment, remit(noun)

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

  4. absolution, remission, remittal, remission of sin(noun)

    the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance


  1. remission(Noun)

    A lessening of amount due, as in either work or money or intensity of a thing.

  2. remission(Noun)

    A pardon of a sin; the forgiveness of an offense.

  3. remission(Noun)

    An abatement or lessening of the manifestations of a disease.

    Her cancer was in remission.

  4. remission(Noun)

    Referring a case back to a lower (inferior) court of law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remission(noun)

    the act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up

  2. Remission(noun)

    discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc

  3. Remission(noun)

    diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation

  4. Remission(noun)

    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. Remission(noun)

    the act of sending back

  6. Remission(noun)

    act of sending in payment, as money; remittance

  7. Origin: [F. rmission, L. remissio. See Remit.]


  1. Remission

    Remission is a 1984 EP by Skinny Puppy. It was later re-released on CD with extra tracks added to make it a full-length album.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remission in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remission in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marc Ernstoff:

    But people that are in complete remission tend to live significantly longer.

  2. Martin Gulliford:

    In the short-term, weight loss surgery procedures may be associated with substantial weight loss and remission of diabetes in up to 60 percent of patients.

  3. Brian Apatoff:

    We were able to show that with this very infrequent administration, patients were able to achieve a level of remission that we didn't see with the other active comparator in this study.

  4. John Milton:

    ... If weakness may excuse, What Murderer, what Traitor, Parricide, Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it All Wickedness is Weakness That plea therefore With God or Man will gain thee no Remission.

  5. Angela Pelosi-Harrison:

    She had been in remission so long it did n’t occur to me she could have cancer again. When it came the second time, I had three kids and one on the way. This time it became very real that I could lose her.

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