The redress or assistance that a party seeks from a court. Essentially synonymous with remedy, but sometimes meant to convey a broader concept. Whereas a remedy typically redresses obvious injuries, the term relief better captures situations where no tangible injury exists and yet one party seeks a court order to protect its legal rights (e.g., in a declaratory judgment).
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The generic term for a benefit which an order or judgment of court can give a party to a lawsuit, including a money award, injunction, return of property, property title, alimony, and many others.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:23 pm