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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remission  \Re*mis"sion\  (r?-m?sh"?n),  n.  [F.  r['e]mission,  L. 
  remissio.  See  {Remit}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  remitting,  surrendering,  resigning,  or  giving 
  2.  Discharge  from  that  which  is  due;  relinquishment  of  a 
  claim,  right  or  obligation;  pardon  of  transgression; 
  release  from  forfeiture,  penalty,  debt,  etc 
  This  is  my  blood  of  the  new  testament,  which  is  shed 
  for  many  for  the  remission  of  sins.  --Matt.  xxvi. 
  That  ples,  therefore,  .  .  .  Will  gain  thee  no 
  remission.  --Milton. 
  3.  Diminution  of  intensity;  abatement;  relaxation. 
  4.  (Med.)  A  temporary  and  incomplete  subsidence  of  the  force 
  or  violence  of  a  disease  or  of  pain,  as  destinguished  from 
  intermission,  in  which  the  disease  completely  leaves  the 
  patient  for  a  time;  abatement. 
  5.  The  act  of  sending  back  [R.]  --Stackhouse. 
  6.  Act  of  sending  in  payment,  as  money;  remittance. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pardon  \Pardon\,  remission  \remission\ 
  Usage:  {Forgiveness},  {Pardon}.  Forgiveness  is  Anglo-Saxon, 
  and  pardon  Norman  French,  both  implying  a  giving  back 
  The  word  pardon,  being  early  used  in  our  Bible,  has 
  in  religious  matters,  the  same  sense  as  forgiveness; 
  but  in  the  language  of  common  life  there  is  a 
  difference  between  them  such  as  we  often  find  between 
  corresponding  Anglo-Saxon  and  Norman  words  Forgive 
  points  to  inward  feeling,  and  suppose  alienated 
  affection;  when  we  ask  forgiveness,  we  primarily  seek 
  the  removal  of  anger.  Pardon  looks  more  to  outward 
  things  or  consequences,  and  is  often  applied  to 
  trifling  matters,  as  when  we  beg  pardon  for 
  interrupting  a  man,  or  for  jostling  him  in  a  crowd. 
  The  civil  magistrate  also  grants  a  pardon,  and  not 
  forgiveness.  The  two  words  are  therefore,  very 
  clearly  distinguished  from  each  other  in  most  cases 
  which  relate  to  the  common  concerns  of  life.  Forgiver 
  \For*giv"er\,  n. 
  One  who  forgives.  --Johnson. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  abatement  in  the  manifestations  of  a  disease;  "his  cancer 
  is  in  remission"  [syn:  {subsidence}] 
  2:  a  payment  of  money  sent  to  a  person  in  another  place  [syn:  {remittance}, 
  3:  formal  redemption  as  pronounced  by  a  priest  in  the  sacrament 
  of  penance  [syn:  {absolution},  {remission  of  sin}] 

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