n) KEY NOUN:
- The act of remitting.
- A condition or period in which something is remitted.
- A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
- Medicine Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
- The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
- Release, as from a debt, penalty, or obligation.
- Forgiveness; pardon.
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin remissi, remissin-
, from remissus
, past participle of remittere
, to let go
; see remit