remission Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “remission” in the English Dictionary

"remission" in British English

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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 ​breakingreligiouslaws or ​rules: He ​believes that ​redemption is ​based on remission ofsins.
(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   us   /rɪˈmɪʃən/
FINANCE the ​process of ​reducing the ​amount of ​money that is ​owed for something or ​stating that it no ​longerneeds 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)
Translations of “remission”
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, (疾病的)缓解期,减轻期…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, (疾病的)緩解期,減輕期…
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