REMISE. A French word which literally means a surrendering or returning a debt or duty. 2. It is frequently used in this sense in releases; as, "remise, release and forever quit-claim." In the French law the word remise is synonymous with our word release. Poth. Du Contr. de Change, n. 176; Dalloz, Dict, h.t.; Merl. Rep. h.t.