remission. 1. A cancellation or extinguishment of all or part of a financial obligation; a
release of a debt or claim. [Cases: Release 1. C.J.S. Release §§ 2–3, 5–8, 19.]
conventional remission.Civil law. A remission expressly granted to a debtor by a creditor
having capacity to alienate. La. Civ. Code art. 1840.
tacit remission.Civil law. A remission arising by operation of law, as when a creditor
surrenders an original title to the debtor. La. Civ. Code art. 1888.
- A pardon granted for an offense. 3. Relief from a forfeiture or penalty. [Cases: Controlled
Substances 189; Forfeitures 9; Penalties 11. C.J.S. Penalties § 22; RICO (Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations)§ 32.] 4. A diminution or abatement of the symptoms of a
disease. [Blacks Law 8th]