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REMISSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does remission mean? 

REMISSION (noun)
  The noun REMISSION has 4 senses:

1. an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
2. a payment of money sent to a person in another place
3. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
4. the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

  Familiarity information: REMISSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REMISSION (noun)


Sense 1remission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

subsidence; remission; remittal

Context example:

his cancer is in remission

Hypernyms ("remission" is a kind of...):

abatement; hiatus; reprieve; respite; suspension (an interruption in the intensity or amount of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "remission"):

resolution (the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung))


Sense 2remission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A payment of money sent to a person in another place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

remitment; remittal; remittance; remission

Hypernyms ("remission" is a kind of...):

payment (a sum of money paid)


Sense 3remission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

remit; remitment; remission

Hypernyms ("remission" is a kind of...):

referral (the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency))

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 4remission [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

remission of sin; absolution; remittal; remission

Hypernyms ("remission" is a kind of...):

redemption; salvation ((Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "remission"):

indulgence (the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution)

Holonyms ("remission" is a part of...):

penance (a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and satisfaction and absolution)


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