affirmative relief

noun

Legal Definition of affirmative relief

: relief requested by the defendant to a lawsuit for injury which he or she claims to have suffered during the same factual situation the plaintiff claims to have been injured in and for which he or she could also bring a lawsuit

Learn More about affirmative relief

Cite this Entry

“Affirmative relief.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/affirmative%20relief. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

Comments on affirmative relief

What made you want to look up affirmative relief? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!