release from obligation


release from obligation
index dispensation (exception), excuse, exemption, palliate (excuse)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • release from an obligation — index exonerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • release — re·lease 1 vt re·leased, re·leas·ing 1 a: to relieve or free from obligation, liability, or responsibility the debtor is released from all dischargeable debts b: to give up (a claim, title, or right) to the benefit of another person: surrender …   Law dictionary

  • Release — Re*lease , n. 1. The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage. Who boast st release from hell. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Relief… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • release — I To discharge a claim one has against another, as for example in a tort case the plaintiff may discharge the liability of the defendant in return for a cash settlement. To lease again or grant new lease. See accord and satisfaction II A writing… …   Black's law dictionary

  • release — releasability, n. releasable, releasible, adj. /ri lees /, v., released, releasing, n. v.t. 1. to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go: to release a prisoner; to release someone from a debt. 2. to free from anything that …   Universalium

  • release — [[t]rɪli͟ːs[/t]] ♦ releases, releasing, released 1) VERB: usu passive If a person or animal is released from somewhere where they have been locked up or looked after, they are set free or allowed to go. [be V ed from n] He was released from… …   English dictionary

  • release — I. verb (released; releasing) Etymology: Middle English relesen, from Anglo French relesser, from Latin relaxare to relax Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude < release hostages > < release …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • release — /rɪ li:s/ noun 1. the act of setting someone free or of making something or someone no longer subject to an obligation or restriction ● release from a contract ● the release of goods from customs ● He was offered early release so that he could… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • release — [ri lēs′] vt. released, releasing [ME relesen < OFr relaisser < L relaxare: see RELAX] 1. to set free, as from confinement, duty, work, etc. 2. to let go or let loose [to release an arrow] 3. to grant freedom from a tax, penalty, obligation …   English World dictionary

  • Release — Re*lease (r? l?s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Released} (r?*l?st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Releasing}.] [OE. relessen, OF. relassier, to release, to let free. See {Relay}, n., {Relax}, and cf. {Release} to lease again.] 1. To let loose again; to set free… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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