One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of removing; removal; putting or taking away; (also) the removal of a person from a position or office. Now rare and historical.
2Theology. The method or process of examining the concept of God by removing everything which is known not to be God.
3Remoteness. rare in later use.
4The action of moving away or departing; an instance of this. rare in later use.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Dialogue Reason & Adversity. Partly from Anglo-Norman and Middle French remotion, remocion action of removing, removal, method or process of examining the concept of God by removing everything which is known not to be God and its etymon classical Latin remōtiōn-, remōtiō act of moving (a thing) back, withdrawal, removal or dismissal (of a person from a post), removal or elimination (of a condition or factor), (in rhetoric) the shifting (of a charging), in post-classical Latin also remoteness, distance, and partly from re- + motion.
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