remiss


remiss
remiss early 15c., "weak, dissolved," from L. remissus, pp. of remittere "slacken, abate, let go" (see REMIT (Cf. remit)). Meaning "characterized by lack of strictness" is attested from mid-15c.; that of "characterized by negligence" is from c.1500.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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