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Word: remission

Definition: temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.


Sentences Containing 'remission'

After his second remission, Lyle made a comeback at the 2013 Talisker Masters.
After these attempts were dealt with he was ultimately successful getting a remission from King James VI of Scotland dated 4 May 1610 for his lands of Harris, Dunvegan and Glenelg.
He benefited from a remission of sentence 24 September 1953 and was released on parole in November 1954, when he was freed from Clairvaux.
If made and applied immediately, complete remission is common within 20–30 minutes, at which point the paste can be removed.
In 1540, William had to pay the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland £66-13s-4d as the cost of a pardon or a remission for a crime committed by himself and his friends.
Owing to the strict rule of Cambyses II, especially his stance on taxation, and his long absence in Egypt, "the whole people, Perses, Medes and all the other nations," acknowledged the usurper, especially as he granted a remission of taxes for three years (Herodotus iii.
The Williams family received further good news in late 2009/early 2010 as Marcia Williams' cancer went into remission.
Well then, on this river there was a bridge, and at one end of it a gallows, and a sort of tribunal, where four judges commonly sat to administer the law which the lord of river, bridge and the lordship had enacted, and which was to this effect, 'If anyone crosses by this bridge from one side to the other he shall declare on oath where he is going to and with what object; and if he swears truly, he shall be allowed to pass, but if falsely, he shall be put to death for it by hanging on the gallows erected there, without any remission.'
When Edwards first admitted to the affair, he stated that Elizabeth was in remission from breast cancer.
Zohn received a "clean CT scan" in late April 2010 and remained in remission for nearly 20 months.

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