One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of sins) able to be pardoned.
- ‘The heart of Owens argument is that easily remissible sins are incompatible with the sin-bearing death of Christ.’
- ‘There will be a condition which may possibly obtain pardon,- in the case, namely, of a remissible sin.’
- ‘Because the Lord Jesus had commissioned them to preach three things: firstly, Christ died; secondly, He rose again; and, thirdly, repentance for the remissible of sins.’
Late 16th century: from French rémissible or late Latin remissibilis, from remiss- ‘slackened’, from the verb remittere (see remiss).
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