recalling to mind; having remembrance; reminding one of something.

Some other of existence of which we have been previously conscious, and are now reminiscent.
Sir W. Hamilton.

(Rem`i*nis"cent) n. One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

(Rem`i*nis*cen"tial) a. Of or pertaining to reminiscence, or remembrance. Sir T. Browne.

(Rem"i*ped) a. [L. remus oar + pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. rémipède.] (Zoöl.) Having feet or legs that are used as oars; — said of certain crustaceans and insects.

(Rem"i*ped), n. (Zoöl.) (a) An animal having limbs like oars, especially one of certain crustaceans. (b) One of a group of aquatic beetles having tarsi adapted for swimming. See Water beetle.

(Re*mise") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Remised (-m?zd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Remising.] [F. remise delivery, surrender, fr. remettre to put back, deliver, L. remittere. See Remit.] To send, give, or grant back; to release a claim to; to resign or surrender by deed; to return. Blackstone.

(Re*mise"), n. (Law) A giving or granting back; surrender; return; release, as of a claim.

(Re*miss") a. [L. remissus, p. p. of remittere to send back, relax. See Remit.] Not energetic or exact in duty or business; not careful or prompt in fulfilling engagements; negligent; careless; tardy; behindhand; lagging; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.

Thou never wast remiss, I bear thee witness.

These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss.

Its motion becomes more languid and remiss.

Syn. — Slack; dilatory; slothful; negligent; careless; neglectful; inattentive; heedles; thoughtless.

(Re*miss"), n. The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure. [Obs.] "Remisses of laws." Puttenham.

(Re*miss"ful) a. Inclined to remit punishment; lenient; clement. Drayton.

(Re*mis`si*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being remissible. Jer. Taylor.

(Re*mis"si*ble) a. [L. remissibilis: cf. F. rémissible. See Remit.] Capable of being remitted or forgiven. Feltham.

(Re*mis"sion) n. [F. rémission, L. remissio. See Remit.]

1. The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.

2. Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.

This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Matt. xxvi. 28.

That ples, therefore, . . .
Will gain thee no remission.

3. Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.

4. (Med.) A temporary and incomplete subsidence of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as destinguished from intermission, in which the disease completely leaves the patient for a time; abatement.

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