Definition of RELIEF


RELIEF

Engl. law. A relief was an incident to every feudal
tenure, by way of fine or composition with the lord for taking up the estate
which was lapsed or fallen in by the death of the last tenant. At one time the
amount was arbitrary; but afterwards the relief of a knight s fee became fixed
at one hundred shillings. 2 Bl. Com. 65.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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