Definition of remission
- IPA: /ɹɪˈmɪʃən/, SAMPA: /rI"mIS@n/
- Rhymes: -ɪʃən
remission (plural remissions)
- A lessening of amount due, as in either work or money or intensity of a thing.
- A pardon of a sin; the forgiveness of an offense.
- (medicine) An abatement or lessening of the manifestations of a disease.
- (law) Referring a case back to a lower (inferior) court of law.
Commutation or remission is the lessening of a penalty without forgiveness for the crime; the beneficiary is still considered guilty of the offense.
This term differs subtly from country-to-country, but generally:
Remission: Complete or partial cancellation of the penalty, whilst still being considered guilty of said crime (i.e., reduced penalty).
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