release from an obligation

release from an obligation
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • release from obligation — index dispensation (exception), excuse, exemption, palliate (excuse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • release — [[t]rɪli͟ːs[/t]] ♦ releases, releasing, released 1) VERB: usu passive If a person or animal is released from somewhere where they have been locked up or looked after, they are set free or allowed to go. [be V ed from n] He was released from… …   English dictionary

  • release — re·lease 1 vt re·leased, re·leas·ing 1 a: to relieve or free from obligation, liability, or responsibility the debtor is released from all dischargeable debts b: to give up (a claim, title, or right) to the benefit of another person: surrender …   Law dictionary

  • release — [ri lēs′] vt. released, releasing [ME relesen < OFr relaisser < L relaxare: see RELAX] 1. to set free, as from confinement, duty, work, etc. 2. to let go or let loose [to release an arrow] 3. to grant freedom from a tax, penalty, obligation …   English World dictionary

  • Release — Re*lease , n. 1. The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage. Who boast st release from hell. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Relief… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • release — ► VERB 1) set free from confinement. 2) free from an obligation or duty. 3) allow to move or flow freely. 4) allow (information) to be generally available. 5) make (a film or recording) available to the public. 6) make over (property, money, or a …   English terms dictionary

  • release — I To discharge a claim one has against another, as for example in a tort case the plaintiff may discharge the liability of the defendant in return for a cash settlement. To lease again or grant new lease. See accord and satisfaction II A writing… …   Black's law dictionary

  • release — releasability, n. releasable, releasible, adj. /ri lees /, v., released, releasing, n. v.t. 1. to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go: to release a prisoner; to release someone from a debt. 2. to free from anything that …   Universalium

  • release — re•lease [[t]rɪˈlis[/t]] v. leased, leas•ing, n. 1) to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go 2) to free from anything that restrains or fastens; loose 3) to allow to be known, issued, done, or exhibited: to release an… …   From formal English to slang

  • release — /rəˈlis / (say ruh lees) verb (t) (released, releasing) 1. to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go. 2. to free from anything that restrains, fastens, etc. 3. to allow to become known, be issued or exhibited: to release… …   Australian-English dictionary

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