Pronunciation: (ri-mish'un),[key] —n. 1. the act of remitting.
2. pardon; forgiveness, as of sins or offenses.
3. abatement or diminution, as of diligence, labor, intensity, etc.
4. the relinquishment of a payment, obligation, etc.
5. Med. a. a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease.
b. a period during which such a decrease or subsidence occurs: The patient's leukemia was in remission.