Re`mis´sion Pronunciation: r?-m?sh´?n
|n.||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.|
|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.|
|5.||The act of sending back.|
|6.||Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.|
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, Sec. 2.
4. Remission is also used by common lawyers to express the act by which
a forfeiture or penalty is forgiven. 10 Wheat. 246.
, day off
, decline and fall
, remission of sin
, verdict of acquittal