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relief n

: redress, assistance, or protection given by law esp. from a court [should state what the plaintiff seeks]: as
a : release from obligation or duty [ from judgment]
b : an order from a court granting a particular remedy (as return of property) [injunctive ] [declaratory ] see also remedy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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