In the civil law. A release of a debt It is 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 La. art. 2195. “Remission” also means forgiveness or condonation of an offense or injury. At common law. The act by which a forfeiture or penalty is forgiven. United States v. Morris, 10 Wheat 24G, 6 L. Ed. 314. Remissius imperanti melius paretur. 3 Inst. 233. A man commanding not too strictly is better obeyed.