Remission


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Remission

Extinguishment or release of a debt.

A remission is conventional when it comes about through an express grant to the debtor by a creditor. It is tacit when the creditor makes a voluntary surrender of the original title to the debtor under private signature constituting the obligation.

The term remission is also used in reference to the forgiveness or condonation of an injury or offense, or the act through which a Forfeiture or penalty is forgiven.

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.

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Since no remission is to be granted to a prisoner sentenced to imprisonment for life or for an offence under section 296(2) of the Penal Code, offenders are treated unequally.
Special remission of 120 days per year for the date of sentence for female prisoners who are 65 years of age or above and have undergone at least one third (1/3rd) of their substantive sentence, expect those involved in culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist acts, as defined in the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The 90-day remission was extended to everyone sentenced to live in prison except those convicted of murder, espionage, anti-state activity, sectarianism, zina, robbery, kidnapping, abduction and terrorist acts.
Special remission of 60 days per year from the date of sentence for male prisoners who are 65 years of age or above and have undergone at least one third of their substantive sentence, except those involved in culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist acts, as defined in the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
Donna funded the library with Remission Possible funds after hearing about it by chance last Mother's Day.
Partial remission means that not all cancer cells have disappeared from the body 6 it could simply mean the tumor has gotten smaller or you have fewer cells throughout your body.
New Delhi [India], Oct 12 ( ANI ): As part of the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, over 900 prisoners have been released in the first phase of the Centre's scheme for grant of special remission to specific categories of prisoners.
A more effective and sustainable treatment is therefore needed so that more RA patients can benefit from long-lasting remission.
Headed by Prof Roy Taylor of Newcastle University and Prof Mike Lean of the University of Glasgow, it suggests that for remission to be possible, insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas need to recover and make the right amount of insulin again.
'A strange analogy has been introduced that since Ansari is a citizen of the enemy country, India, he must be treated as anti-state and that he is not entitled to any special remission or ordinary remission.'
Data regarding clinical details about the disease, previous treatments, phases of therapy, remission, relapse, cure, default and reasons for default, death and causes of death and adverse effects o f therapy were evaluated.