One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of a crime) unpardonable.
unpardonable, unforgivableView synonyms
- ‘The discussion of the divine Trinity, the issue of irremissible sin and the treatment of Montanist oracles demonstrate that Tertullian re-creates and modifies the ideas of Montanism.’
2(of an obligation or duty) binding.
- ‘What irremissible demands, according to Canetti, must be made upon the truly representative man?’
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from ecclesiastical Latin irremissibilis, from in- ‘not’ + remissibilis (from remittere ‘remit’).
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