The governor remitted the remainder of her life sentence.
A patient who has mild flare-ups in the skin and joints twice a year may one day awaken with kidney failure or paralysis that, one month later, mysteriously remits. —Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times Book Review, 19 Nov. 1989
And he was, therefore, as little surprised as a man could be, to find himself awakened at the small inn to which he had been remitted until morning, in the middle of the night. —Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859
I was brought in guilty and sentenced to die; but that the judges, having been made sensible of the hardship of my circumstances, had obtained leave to remit the sentence upon my consenting to be transported. —Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders, 1722