remission definition, meaning - what is remission in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “remission”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of remission from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of remission?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “remission” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More