relief
re·lief n: redress, assistance, or protection given by law esp. from a court
should state what relief the plaintiff seeks: as
a: release from obligation or duty
relief from judgment
b: an order from a court granting a particular remedy (as return of property)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

relief
I (aid) noun accommodation, assistance, attention, auxHium, avail, backing, care, cooperation, encouragement, help, ministration, ministry, promotion, reinforcement, rescue, respite, salvation, subsidium, succor, support, sustenance, treatment II (legal redress) noun award, compensation, correction, decision, indemnification, judgment, payment, recompense, rectification, remedy, reparation, restitution, restoration, retribution, satisfaction associated concepts: affirmative relief, bill of discovery and relief, complete relief, declaratory relief, further relief, primary relief, supplemental relief foreign phrases:
- Judex non reddlt plus quam quod petens Ipse requlrlt. — A judge should not render judgments for a larger sum than the plaintiff demands.
III (release) noun abatement, alleviation, amelioration, assuagement, deliverance, diminishment, diminution, discharge, disencumberance, easement, liberation, mitigation, palliation, reduction, remedium, remission, reprieve, respite, rest, sublevatio IV index abatement (reduction), aid (help), aid (subsistence), benefit (betterment), benevolence (act of kindness), charity, contour (outline), contour (shape), cure, help, immunity, mitigation, mollification, panacea, reinforcement, remedial statute, remedy (legal means of redress), remedy (that which corrects), remission, reparation (indemnification), replacement, service (assistance), solace, substitute, support (assistance)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


relief
n.
(1) Assistance, especially money or food given to those in need; an act or benefit that alleviates some hardship or distress.
(2) A replacement for someone who has been on duty.
v.
relieve

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


relief
1. an allowance from total income for income tax purposes.
2. the obligation to redress the unjust enrichment gained by A when B pays a decree under which A was also jointly or proportionately liable. In the UK there is statutory provision for relief in very many cases.
3. the opportunity to avoid the forfeiture of a lease. Forfeiture of a lease may follow upon a breach by a tenant of a fundamental term (the procedure is contained in the Law of Property Act 1925); relief may be available if the default is capable of being remedied and the tenant is willing to remedy it (e.g. payment of arrears of rent due). For Scotland, See irritancy.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


relief
The generic term for a benefit which an order or judgment of court can give a party to a lawsuit, including a money award, injunction, return of property, property title, alimony, and many others.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

relief
specified events excusing the project company from breach of its obligations but which do not entitle it to additional time or compensation.
Also known as relief events.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


relief
n.
1 Assistance or help given to those who are in need; especially financial assistance provided by the state.
2 The benefit or redress awarded to a claimant by a court, or claimed in a court, especially that which is equitable in nature, such as an injunction against future harm, as distinct from monetary damages.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


relief
Financial assistance provided to the indigent by the government. The redress, or benefit, given by a court to an individual who brings a legal action.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


relief
Financial assistance provided to the indigent by the government. The redress, or benefit, given by a court to an individual who brings a legal action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

relief
n.
   generic term for all types of benefits which an order or judgment of court can give a party to a lawsuit, including money award, injunction, return of property, property title, alimony and dozens of other possibilities.
   See also: judgment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • relief — Relief. s. m. Bosse eminente en ouvrage de Poterie, de fonte ou de Sculpture. Relief entier ou haut relief, qui est de l épaisseur de toute la figure, demi relief, qui est moins que la moitié des images de relief entier. Ouvrage à demi relief, à… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • relief — Relief, m. acut. Descend du verbe Relever, composé de Re, qui signifie Derechef, et lever, car il se dit d une chose chute, de sorte que Relever est remettre en son estant une chose qui en est deschute. Et se prend Relief ores pour le benefice du …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Relief — Re*lief (r? l?f ), n. [OE. relef, F. relief, properly, a lifting up, a standing out. See {Relieve}, and cf. {Basrelief}, {Rilievi}.] 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • relief — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress. 2) a cause of relief. 3) the action of relieving. 4) (usu. light relief) a temporary break in a generally tense or boring situation. 5) financial or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Relief — Sn Abbildung mit erhabener bzw. vertiefter Oberfläche per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. relief m., eigentlich Hervorheben , zu frz. relever hochheben, aufheben , dieses aus l. relevāre, zu l. levāre heben, wegheben,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • relief — [ri lēf′] n. [ME releef < OFr relief < relever: see RELIEVE] 1. a) an easing, as of pain, discomfort, or anxiety b) a lightening of a burden, as of taxation, oppression, etc. 2. anything that lessens tension or strain, or offers a pleasing… …   English World dictionary

  • Relief — (franz., spr. rölheff, ital. riliēvo), erhabene Arbeit, diejenige Gattung der Bildnerei, welche die Figuren aus einer Ebene oder vertieften Fläche, dem Grunde, erhaben heraustreten läßt. Das R. bildet eine Mittelgattung zwischen der eigentlichen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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