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remission

noun
     
re‧mis‧sion
1 [uncountable and countable]MI a period when a serious illness improves for a time
in remission
The chemotherapy was successful, and she is now in remission.
The cancer has gone into remission.
2 [uncountable and countable] British EnglishSCJ a reduction of the time that someone has to spend in prison:
He was given six months' remission for good behaviour.
3 [uncountable] formalBFL when you allow someone to keep the money they owe you:
remission of debts
4

the remission of sins

formalRR forgiveness from God for the bad things that you have done

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