Meaning of “remission” in the English Dictionary

"remission" in British English

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uk /rɪˈmɪʃ.ən/ us /rɪˈmɪʃ.ən/

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.

(Definition of “remission” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"remission" in American English

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remissionnoun [ C/U ]

us /rɪˈmɪʃ·ən/

a period of time when an illness is less severe:

[ U ] Her leukemia is in remission.

(Definition of “remission” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"remission" in Business English

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remissionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /rɪˈmɪʃən/ us

FINANCE the process of reducing the amount of money that is owed for something or stating that it no longer needs to be paid:

Campaigners claim that people receiving benefits should be entitled to automatic remission of fees.
debt/duty/tax remission(s)

(Definition of “remission” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)