What does the word remission mean?

Usage examples for remission

  1. It had apparently accepted the sacramental remission of sins in baptism, and there is no trace in this of any allusion to original sin; the sins which are remitted had been committed by the Christian before his baptism, and there is no suggestion of any inheritance of sin. – Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity by Kirsopp Lake
  2. He said he did not care about remission of sins; he wanted money- money! – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  3. At a quarter past nine, precisely, to commence work for her employer; at one, she had a remission of half an hour; and at six, she became her own mistress. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper