Remission - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈmɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word remission
Brit.  |rɪˈmɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word remission


- an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)(syn: remittal, subsidence)

his cancer is in remission

- a payment of money sent to a person in another place (syn: remitment, remittal, remittance)
- (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) (syn: remit, remitment)
- the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance (syn: absolution, remittal)


The patient is in remission.

He was given remission for good behavior.

The chemotherapy was successful, and she is now in remission.

The cancer has gone into remission.

He was given six months' remission for good behaviour.

Word forms

singular: remission
plural: remissions
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