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English definition of “remission”

remission

noun [U] (REDUCTION)    /rɪˈmɪʃ.ən/ UK specialized
a reduction of the time that a person has to stay in prison: He was given three months' remission for good behaviour.Not punishing and reducing punishment
(Definition of remission noun (REDUCTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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