remission of tax meaning, remission of tax definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( remissions    plural  )
1       n-var   If someone who has had a serious disease such as cancer is inremission or if the disease is inremission, the disease has been controlled so that they are not as ill as they were.  
Brain scans have confirmed that the disease is in remission...     
2       n-uncount   If someone in prison gets remission, their prison sentence is reduced, usually because they have behaved well.  
With remission for good behaviour, she could be freed in a year.     
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