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re·mis·sion  audio  (r-mshn) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. The act of remitting.
    2. A condition or period in which something is remitted.
  1. A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
    1. Medicine Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
    2. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
    1. Release, as from a debt, penalty, or obligation.
    2. Forgiveness; pardon.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin remissi, remissin-, from remissus, past participle of remittere, to let go ; see remit


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