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1‘the remission of all taxation on export sales for ten years’
cancellation, setting aside, suspension, revocation, repeal, rescinding, abrogation
2‘he was released within three years after remission for good behaviour’
reduction in sentence, reduced sentence
3‘spontaneous remission of acute leukaemia is unusual’
diminution of intensity, diminution of severity, period of temporary recovery
4‘the wind howled that night without remission’
respite, lessening, abatement, easing, moderation, decrease, reduction
diminution, slackening, dying down, dwindling, lull, ebbing, waning
5‘the remission of sins’
forgiveness, pardoning, absolution, exoneration, exculpation
6‘the remission of the matter to a subcommittee’
referral, passing on, transfer, redirection
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