Definition of remission:
- 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.
- Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.
- Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.
- Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.
- The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.
- The act of sending back.
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Even then the ship seemed hopelessly fast, and we had almost given way to despair when we were on a sudden relieved by a remission of the wind, which, having hitherto blown strongly against that side of the ship which lay towards the sea, holding it upright against the rock, now slackened, and blowing no longer against our vessel allowed it to reel into deep water, to our great comfort and relief.- "In the Days of Drake", J. S. Fletcher.
But if what I have done receive the gracious construction of a painful pilgrimage, and purchase the least remission, I shall think all too little, and that there were wanting to the rest many miseries.- "The Discovery of Guiana", Sir Walter Raleigh.
- "Queen Mary and Harold", Alfred Lord Tennyson.