relieve of

phrasal verb

relieved of; relieving of; relieves of
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.
informal + humorous : to steal (something) from (someone)
Someone relieved him of his wallet.
: to remove (someone who has done something wrong) from (a post, duty, job, etc.)
The general was relieved of his command.

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“Relieve of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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