REMIS'SION, noun [Latin remissio, from remitto, to send back.]
1. Abatement; relaxation; moderation; as the remission of extreme rigor.
2. Abatement; diminution of intensity; as the remission of the sun's heat; the remission of cold; the remission of close study or of labor.
3. Release; discharge or relinquishment of a claim or right; as the remission of a tax or duty.
4. In medicine, abatement; a temporary subsidence of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as distinguished from intermission, in which the disease leaves the patient entirely for a time.
6. The act of sending back. [Not in use.]