remission

noun re·mis·sion \ ri-ˈmi-shən \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of remission

1 : the act or process of remitting
2 : a state or period during which something is remitted

Examples of remission in a Sentence

  1. The patient is in remission.

  2. a temporary remission of symptoms

  3. He was given remission for good behavior.

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First Known Use of remission

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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REMISSION Defined for English Language Learners

remission

Definition of remission for English Language Learners

  • : a period of time during a serious illness when the patient's health improves

  • : the act of reducing or canceling the amount of money that you owe

  • : the reduction of a prison sentence


REMISSION Defined for Kids

remission

noun re·mis·sion \ ri-ˈmi-shən \

Definition of remission for Students

: a period of time during a serious illness when there are few or no symptoms

Medical Dictionary

remission

noun re·mis·sion \ ri-ˈmish-ən \

medical Definition of remission

: a state or period during which the symptoms of a disease are abated
  • cancer in remission after treatment
— compare arrest, cure 1, intermission

Law Dictionary

remission

noun re·mis·sion \ ri-ˈmi-shən \

legal Definition of remission

: the act or process of remitting


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