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: to set free from a duty, burden, or liability [cannot be relieved of his negligence] [the trust cannot the trustees of those very basic duties that the law imposes "Hosey v. Burgess, 890 S.W.2d 262 (1995)"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.