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

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“Affirmative relief.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/affirmative%20relief. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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