Translation of remission in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈmɪʃən/


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (forgiveness) [Religion/Religión] remisión (feminine) the remission of sins la remisión de los pecados
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    • 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.
    1.2 (of sentence) [Law/Derecho] remisión (feminine) two months' remission for good behavior dos meses de remisión de pena por buena conducta
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    • 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.
    1.3 (easing of illness, pain) remisión (feminine) to be in/go into remission estar*/entrar en remisión
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    • 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.

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