Porton: I would be remiss if I didn't ask you about your recent efforts to take Playboy private.
But I would be remiss if I didn't mention what gives me hope from this case.
And yet I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision has generated.
early 15c., "weak, dissolved," from Latin remissus "relaxed, languid; negligent," past participle of remittere "slacken, abate, let go" (see remit). Meaning "characterized by lack of strictness" is attested from mid-15c.; that of "characterized by negligence" is from mid-15c.