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Definition 1: the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for remission in the sense of this definition

(remission is a kind of ...) (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

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

"in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"

(... is part of remission) a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution

Definition 2: (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for remission in the sense of this definition

(remission is a kind of ...) the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)

(remission belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where remission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his cancer is in remission

Synonyms for remission in the sense of this definition

(remission is a kind of ...) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

(... is a kind of remission ) the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)

Definition 4: a payment of money sent to a person in another place - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for remission in the sense of this definition

(remission is a kind of ...) a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

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