- 1a period during which a serious illness improves for a time and the patient seems to get better The patient has been in remission for the past six months. The symptoms reappeared after only a short remission. a period of remission
- 2 (formal) an act of reducing or canceling the amount of money that someone has to pay New businesses may qualify for tax remission. Children of college employees are eligible to receive full remission of tuition fees.