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.
(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.Milton.
These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss.Roscommon.
Its motion becomes more languid and remiss.Woodward.
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, . . .Milton.
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.