relieve of

Definition of relieve of

  1. 1 formal :  to take (something that is difficult or unpleasant) from (someone) She signed a contract that relieved him of all responsibility regarding the business. The law relieves you of any liability.

  2. 2 informal + humorous :  to steal (something) from (someone) Someone relieved him of his wallet.

  3. 3 :  to remove (someone who has done something wrong) from (a post, duty, job, etc.) The general was relieved of his command.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to free from a burden :  give aid or help to

    :  to set free from an obligation, condition, or restriction

    :  to ease of a burden, wrong, or oppression by judicial or legislative interposition

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