|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A temporary subsidence of a disease or of pain, as distinguished from intermission, in which the disease completely leaves the patient for a time; abatement.
2. (n.) The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.
3. (n.) Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.
4. (n.) Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.
5. (n.) The act of sending back.
6. (n.) Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
REMISSION OF SINS
re-mish'-un (aphesis, paresis): The two Greek words, of which the latter occurs only in Romans 3:25, were translated by the same English word in the King James Version. In the Revised Version (British and American), paresis is translation "passing over." It is contrasted with the other term as pretermission with remission. Remission is exemption from the consequences of an offense, forgiveness; pretermission is the suspension of the penalty (Philippi, Ellicott, Trench (Synonyms, XXXIII), Weiss; compare Acts 17:30). Cremer (Lexicon of N T Gr) regards the meaning of the two words as identical, except that the one refers to the Old Testament and the other to the New Testament. Sins are remitted when the offender is treated as though the offense had never been committed. Remission is restricted to the penalty, while forgiveness refers more particularly to the person, although it may be used also of the sin itself. Remission also is used of offenses against God's law; forgiveness, against either divine or human law.
See ABSOLUTION; FORGIVENESS.
H. E. Jacobs
Remission (18 Occurrences)
Matthew 26:28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the remission of sins. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Mark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 1:77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 3:3 He came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 24:47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 5:31 God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. (WEB ASV DBY)
Acts 10:43 All the prophets testify about him, that through his name everyone who believes in him will receive remission of sins." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 13:38 Be it known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins, (WEB ASV DBY)
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' (WEB ASV DBY)
Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; (KJV WBS)
Ephesians 1:7 in whom we have the redemption through his blood, the remission of the trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, (YLT)
Hebrews 9:22 According to the law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS)
Hebrews 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Deuteronomy 15:1 At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 15:2 This is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother; because Yahweh's release has been proclaimed. (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 31:10 Moses commanded them, saying, "At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tents, (See NAS)
Esther 2:18 Then the king made a great feast for all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces, and gave gifts according to the king's bounty. (See RSV)