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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.

The relief sought in a lawsuit might, for example, be the return of property wrongfully taken by another, compensation for an injury in the form of damages, or enforcement of a contract.

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: judgment)

relief

(Aid), noun accommodation, assistance, auxilium, avail, backing, care, cooperation, help, ministration, ministry, promotion, rescue, respite, salvation, subsidium, succor, support, sustenance, treatment

relief

(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, priiary relief, supplemental relief
Foreign phrases: Judex non reddit plus quam quod petens ipse requirit.A judge should not render judgments for a larger sum than the plaintiff demands.

relief

(Release), noun abatement, alleviation, assuagement, deliverance, diminishment, discharge, disencumberance, easement, liberation, mitigation, palliation, reduction, remedium, remission, respite, rest, sublevatio
See also: abatement, aid, assistance, benefit, benevolence, betterment, charity, contour, cure, help, immunity, indemnification, mitigation, mollification, outline, panacea, reinforcement, remedial statute, remedy, remission, reparation, replacement, service, shape, solace, substitute, support

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 maybe 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.

RELIEF, Eng. law. A relief was an incident to every feudal tenure, by way of fine or composition with the lord for taking up the estate which was lapsed or fallen in by the death of the last tenant. At one time the amount was arbitrary; but afterwards the relief of a knight's fee became fixed at one hundred shillings. 2 Bl. Com. 65.

RELIEF, practice. That assistance which a court of chancery will lend to a party to annul a contract tinctured with fraud, or where there has been a mistake or accident; courts of equity grant relief to all parties in cases where they have rights, ex aequo et bono, and modify and fashion that relief according to circumstances.

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My students and I explored several relief sculptures, including the works of Roy Lichtenstein, Ben Nicholson, and a few student-created reliefs.
The Process of Hellenization in Roman Relief Sculpture.
A relief sculpture is raised from a background surface and is usually meant to be viewed from one side.
The Sheetrock relief sculpture can be painted, stained, or sealed.
1) Andrew, left and Matthew Lazzaretto crouch next to a bronze relief sculpture of their late father, Officer Charles Lazzaretto, that is part of the new memorial in Glendale.
An exhibition of lead relief sculpture by Charles Poulsen and work by Harry Bell Michael Ewart and Alan Smith is on display from Monday to Saturday 10am-5.
Indeed, in addition to his well-known Le vite de' pittori, scultori et architetti moderni of 1672, in the course of his long career Bellori authored, coauthored, and edited more than twenty-five volumes, ranging in subject matter from ancient numismatics, gems, oil lamps, and relief sculpture to the frescoes of Raphael and Annibale Carracci; served Queen Christina as her antiquarian, librarian, and custodian of medals; and was named Superintendent of Antiquities by Pope Clement X.
After the clay is attached to the lid, students take more clay to create a relief sculpture of Tutankhamen on top of the lid.
Its base and sides will also be adorned with bamboo while a small relief sculpture of a shepherd with an inscription "Ang Mabuting Pastol" (the Good Shepherd) will be placed above the backrest, Cruz said.
Among the highlights is Ben Nicholson's large relief sculpture 1967 (Silver Brown), offloaded by the Art Institute of Chicago (400,000 [pounds sterling]-600,000 [pounds sterling]), and Reg Butler's Standing Woman, a welded bronze, brass sheet and wire 'sketch' in three dimensions (40,000 [pounds sterling]-60,000 [pounds sterling]).
This is in addition to the relief sculpture to be unveiled today at the new $8 million Franklin Street firehouse.
Tallay Oman's article, "Expelling Demons at Nineveh: on the Visibility of Benevolent Demons in the Palaces of Nineveh," traces the disappearance of supernatural demons from the relief sculpture of Assyrian palaces.