Definition of RELIEF

noun : RELIEF

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?" ;

  • 8. (

    ) aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years" ;

  • 11. (

    ) the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta" ;

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