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Release


RELE'ASE, verb transitive

1. To set free from restraint of any kind, either physical or moral; to liberate from prison, confinement or servitude.

Matthew 15:1. Mark 15:9.

2. To free from pain, care, trouble, grief, etc.

3. To free from obligation or penalty; as, to release one from debt, from a promise or covenant.

4. To quit; to let go, as a legal claim; as, to release a debt or forfeiture. Deuteronomy 15:1.

5. To discharge or relinquish a right to lands or tenements, by conveying it to another that has some right or estate in possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in possession; when one co-parcener releases his right to the other; or the mortgagee releases his claim to the mortgager.

6. To relax. [Not in use.]

RELE'ASE, noun

1. Liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage.

2. Liberation from care, pain or any burden.

3. Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty or claim of any kind; acquittance.

4. In law, a release or deed of release is a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim. The efficient words in such an instrument are, 'remised, released, and forever quitclaimed.'