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Relief in United Kingdom

Relief from liability

English Law: Relief in the Past

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. [1]


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  1. Partialy, this information about relief is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including relief.

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  • Article Name: Relief
  • Author: Emily Rowling
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This entry was last updated: February 27, 2020


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