Definition of REMISSION


REMISSION

civil law. A release.


2. The remission of the debt is either conventional, when it is
expressly granted to the debtor by a creditor having a capacity to alienate; or
tacit, when the creditor voluntarily surrenders to his debtor the original
title under private signature constituting the obligation. Civ. Code of Lo.
art. 2195.


3. By remission is also understood a forgiveness or pardon of an
offence. It has the effect of putting back the offender into the same situation
he was before the commission of the offence. Remission is generally granted in
cases where the offence was involuntary, or committed in self defence. Poth.
Pr. Civ. sec t. 7, art. 2, §2.


4. Remission is also used by common lawyers to expresss the act by which
a forfeiture or penalty is forgiven. 10 Wheat. 246.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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