- a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease.
- a period during which such a decrease or subsidence occurs: The patient's leukemia was in remission.
Origin of remission
Examples from the Web for remission
It went into remission, but it would resurface in 2011; and Scott was able to beat it once again.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But in June 2012, after six years of remission, Brown was diagnosed with cancer again.MTV’s Diem Brown Dies: When Reality TV Starts Getting Real|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think the research runs in different directions depending on the nature of the remission.A Q&A with Scott Stossel, Author of ‘My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind’|Jesse Singal|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This drug appears to shut cluster headaches down and puts patients into remission,” says Halpern.Longtime Sufferers of Cluster Headaches Find Relief in Psychedelics|Valerie Vande Panne|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During her campaign for the governorship in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, now in remission.Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s Rising Star|Sandra McElwaine|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And why should I question the precious fact that remission of sins is for me?The All-Sufficiency of Christ|Charles Henry Mackintosh
God must forgive first, and the Pope through his priests can then corroborate the remission.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7|Elbert Hubbard
A great cry went up when he showed himself—a mighty appeal to him for mercy and the remission of the curse.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
The sin is not one for which in the opinion of the village there is no remission.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
She would be obliged to pray to the same St. Cyril, and a string of such vagabonds, for the remission of her sins.Popery! As it Was and as it Is|William Hogan
less commonly remittal (rɪˈmɪtəl)
c.1200, "forgiveness or pardon (of sins)," from Old French remission "forgiveness (of sins), relief" (12c.), from Latin remissionem (nominative remissio) "relaxation, diminishing," lit. "a sending back, sending away," noun of action from past participle stem of remittere "slacken, let go, abate" (see remit). Used of diseases since early 15c.
A period in the course of a disease when symptoms become less severe.