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remission

re·mis·sion

remission

 
pronunciation:
rih mI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of remitting.
similar words:
excuse
definition 2: the condition or process of lessening or abating, as of the symptoms or progress of a disease.
His cancer was in remission.
definition 3: a pardon or forgiveness, as for sins or other wrongdoings.
similar words:
absolution, excuse
definition 4: release or freedom, as from the payment of a debt.
similar words:
excuse
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derivations: remissive (adj.), remissively (adv.), remissiveness (n.)
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