- 1The cancellation of a debt, charge, or penalty: the scheme allows for the partial remission of tuition feesMore example sentences
- Students with family incomes of less than £31, 230 are eligible to receive partial fee remission from the government on a sliding scale.
- This is evident when they propose to narrowly restrict eligibility for Third World debt remission so as not to offend the bankers of the West.
- Where graduate students do not receive benefits and/or tuition remission, these goals should also be pursued.
- 1.1British The reduction of a prison sentence, especially as a reward for good behaviour: for every two days they work the prisoners earn one day’s remission of their sentenceMore example sentences
reduction in sentence, reduced sentence; allowance, deduction
- For one thing remission for good behaviour was one third of the sentence.
- The Crown argued that the phrase ‘I have done the lot’ was slang for the removal of all remission of sentence resulting in a requirement to serve a full custodial term.
- It was also noted that none of the prisoners had any private law right which he could have pursued, since remission of sentence was not a right but an indulgence.
- 1.2 • formal Forgiveness of sins.More example sentences
- The individual benefits by remission of sins and spiritual training, but a prime purpose is to strengthen the solidarity of the Muslim community.
- There will be absolution and remission of sins for all who die in the service of Christ.
- The armed pilgrimage had not lost its allure, nor the promise of remission of sins.
- 2A temporary diminution of the severity of disease or pain: ten patients remained in remissionMore example sentences
respite, abeyance; diminution of intensity, diminution of severity, period of temporary recovery
- No single therapy has been proven effective at achieving complete remission in every patient.
- Two of the five patients sustained complete remission of symptoms for more than a year prior to the study.
- The patient had not yet achieved complete remission at the time of this report.
Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin remissio(n-), from remittere 'send back, restore' (see remit).