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remission

noun uk   us   /rɪˈmɪʃ.ən/

remission noun (OF ILLNESS)

[C or U] formal a period of time when an illness is less severe or is not affecting someone: Her cancer has been in remission for several years.

remission noun (REDUCTION)

[U] UK specialized law a reduction of the time that a person has to stay in prison: He was given three months' remission for good behaviour.

remission noun (IN RELIGION)

[U] specialized religion the fact of being forgiven for breaking religious laws or rules: He believes that redemption is based on remission of sins.
Translations of “remission”
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, (疾病的)緩解期,減輕期…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, (疾病的)缓解期,减轻期…
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