relief


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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