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released


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Release  \Re*lease"\  (r?-l?s"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Released} 
  (r?*l?st");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Releasing}.]  [OE.  relessen,  OF 
  relassier  to  release,  to  let  free  See  {Relay},  n.,  {Relax}, 
  and  cf  {Release}  to  lease  again.] 
  1.  To  let  loose  again  to  set  free  from  restraint, 
  confinement,  or  servitude;  to  give  liberty  to  or  to  set 
  at  liberty;  to  let  go 
 
  Now  at  that  feast  he  released  unto  them  one 
  prisoner,  whomsoever  they  desired.  --Mark  xv  6. 
 
  2.  To  relieve  from  something  that  confines,  burdens,  or 
  oppresses,  as  from  pain,  trouble,  obligation,  penalty. 
 
  3.  (Law)  To  let  go  as  a  legal  claim;  to  discharge  or 
  relinquish  a  right  to  as  lands  or  tenements,  by  conveying 
  to  another  who  has  some  right  or  estate  in  possession,  as 
  when  the  person  in  remainder  releases  his  right  to  the 
  tenant  in  possession;  to  quit 
 
  4.  To  loosen;  to  relax;  to  remove  the  obligation  of  as  to 
  release  an  ordinance.  [Obs.]  --Hooker. 
 
  A  sacred  vow  that  none  should  aye  release. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  free  liberate;  loose;  discharge;  disengage; 
  extricate;  let  go  quit  acquit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  released 
  adj  :  set  free  as  from  prison  or  duty  [syn:  {discharged}] 




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