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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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Jacopone pone anche in rilievo il ruolo principale di Maria nella Reincarnazione in O Vergen plu ca femena (48-56), ove descrive la Vergine come avente il potere di decidere il destino dell'umanita mentre il mondo intero attende anelante il suo fiat al piano salvifico di Dio.
1118, indicates that the Adimari had another tomb at the Cathedral, but his tomb has not been identified: "Sento che avanti fusse fatto questo pavimento in marmo, che ora si vede, vi forse qualche altra sepoltura, o altra memoria, che nel fare il detto pavimento o sono andate malo, o vi sono restate murate sotto, come e avvenuto d'una Sepoltura d'un misser Uberto Adimari, alla quale era un basso rilievo di marmo assai bello con sua Inscrizione.
The museum's recent dismantling of its medieval and renaissance displays in advance of the opening of their new gallery in 2009 has provided an opportunity to lend the relief to the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, where it forms the centerpiece of a small but remarkably stimulating exhibition on rilievo schiacciato.
Major organization : AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA DI RILIEVO NAZIONALE [beaucoup moins que]ANTONIO CARDARELLI[beaucoup plus grand que]
Quando arrivo in America Scaglione era gia uno studioso maturo che presentava alcuni titoli di rilievo.
Recentemente l'Italia ha sfornato due grandi successi che hanno avuto rilievo anche internazionale: Gomorra e Il divo.
5) Rilievo degli appartamenti papali in Castel Sant' Angelo, Rome, 1994.
Tra questi centri di interesse, accanto all'ampia novella di Amore e Psiche e alla conclusione mistico-religiosa dell'ultimo libro, una posizione di rilievo e occupata senza dubbio dal prologo: un testo breve (appena 119 parole), ma che per la sua funzione programmatica, il tono allusivo, i numerosi riferimenti intertestuali e culturali e i molteplici e non sempre evidenti legami con il resto dell'opera non manca di sollecitare una grande quantita di problemi ermeneutici.
Wohl draws close and clever attention to the way in which writers of the period chose the words by which they described the arts and in what contexts they evaluated them, especially the distinctions they drew between the words rilievo (the illusion of roundness) and ornato (the elements of formal embellishment) and the additional impact of the features of classicism and realism.
Major organization : AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA DI RILIEVO NAZIONALE E DI ALTA SPECIALIZZAZIONE OSPEDALE CIVICO G.
Nel complesso la sua recensione mette in rilievo soltanto cio che nel libro non andrebbe bene, e dice poco di quel che il libro contiene, anche se il tono e cordiale.
Analizzando l'andamento storico che ha caratterizzato l'accoglimento della cultura italiana nel mondo ispanico, il saggio della Camps pone in rilievo come gli studi sulla traduzione siano stati a lungo ritenuti come una diramazione della letteratura comparata o, piu in generale, degli studi culturali.