RELEASE, r[=e]-l[=e]s', _v.t._ to let loose from: to set free: to discharge from: to relieve: to let go, give up a right to.--_n._ a setting free: discharge or acquittance: the giving up of a claim: liberation from pain.--_adj._ RELEAS'ABLE.--_ns._ RELEASE'MENT (_Milt._), act of releasing or discharging; RELEAS'ER, -OR, RELESS'OR, one who executes a release. [O.
Fr. _relaissier_--L. _lax[=a]re_, to relax.]
RELEGATE, rel'e-g[=a]t, _v.t._ to send away, to consign: to exile: to dismiss: to remit.--_n._ RELEG[=A]'TION. [L. _releg[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_re-_, away, _leg[=a]re_, to send.]
RELENT, r[=e]-lent', _v.i._ to slacken, to soften or grow less severe: to grow tender: to feel compassion.--_adj._ soft-hearted: yielding.--_n._ (_Spens._) relenting.--_adjs._ RELENT'ING, inclining to yield: too soft; RELENT'LESS, without relenting: without tenderness or compassion: merciless.--_adv._ RELENT'LESSLY.--_ns._ RELENT'LESSNESS; RELENT'MENT, the state of relenting: relaxation: compassion. [O. Fr. _ralentir_, to retard--L. _relentesc[)e]re_--_re-_, back, _lentus_, pliant.]
RELET, r[=e]-let', _v.t._ to let again, as a house.
RELEVANCY, rel'e-van-si, _n._ state of being relevant: pertinence: applicability: obvious relation: (_Scots law_) sufficiency for a decision--the arguments and evidence in point of law and of fact against and in favour of the accused--also REL'EVANCE.--_adj._ REL'EVANT, bearing upon, or applying to, the purpose: pertinent: related: sufficient legally.
[Fr., pr.p. of _relever_, to raise again--L. _relev[=a]re_, to relieve.]
RELEVATION, rel-e-v[=a]'shun, _n._ (_obs._) a raising up.
RELIABLE, r[=e]-l[=i]'a-bl, _adj._ that may be relied upon: trustworthy.--_ns._ RELIABIL'ITY, REL[=I]'ABLENESS.--_adv._ REL[=I]'ABLY.--_n._ REL[=I]'ANCE, trust: confidence.--_adj._ REL[=I]'ANT, confident in one's self. [_Rely_.]
RELIC, rel'ik, _n._ that which is left after loss or decay of the rest: a corpse (gener. _pl._): (_R.C._) any personal memorial of a reputed saint, to be held in reverence as an incentive to faith and piety: a memorial, a souvenir: a monument.--_n._ REL'IC-MONG'ER, one who traffics in relics.
[Fr. _relique_--L. _reliquiae_--_relinqu[)e]re_, _relictum_, to leave behind.]
RELICT, rel'ikt, _n._ a woman surviving her husband, a widow. [L.
RELICTED, r[=e]-lik'ted, _adj._ (_law_) left bare, as land by the permanent retrocession of water.--_n._ RELIC'TION, land left bare by water: the recession of water.
RELIEF, r[=e]-l[=e]f', _n._ the removal of any evil: release from a post or duty, replacement: one who replaces another: that which relieves or mitigates: aid: assistance to a pauper, as _outdoor relief_: a certain fine or composition paid by the heir of a tenant at the death of the ancestor: (_fine art_) the projection of a sculptured design from its ground, as _low relief_ (_bas-relief_, _basso-rilievo_), _middle relief_ (_mezzo-rilievo_), and _high relief_ (_alto-rilievo_), according as the carved figures project very little, in a moderate degree, or in a very considerable degree from the background: a work of art executed in relief: (_her._) the supposed projection of a charge from the surface of a field, indicated by shading on the sinister and lower sides: the condition of land surfaces as regards elevations and depressions--as indicated in a RELIEF'-MAP, in which the form of the country is expressed by elevations and depressions of the material used.--_ns._ RELIEF'-PERSPEC'TIVE, the art of applying the principles of perspective to relief in painting and sculpture, in theatrical settings, &c.; RELIEF'-WORK, public work to provide employment for the poor in times of distress.--RELIEF CHURCH, a body who left the Established Church of Scotland on account of the oppressive exercise of patronage, organised in 1761, uniting with the United Secession Church in 1847 to form the United Presbyterian Church. [O. Fr. _relef_--_relever_, to raise up--L. _re-_, again, _lev[=a]re_, to raise.]
RELIEVE, r[=e]-l[=e]v', _v.t._ to remove from that which weighs down or depresses: to lessen: to ease: to help: to release: to support: to mitigate: to raise the siege of: (_art_) to set off by contrast: (_law_) to redress.--_adj._ RELIEV'ABLE.--_n._ RELIEV'ER, one who, or that which, relieves: (_slang_) a garment kept for being lent out.--_adj._ RELIEV'ING, serving to relieve: (_naut._) a temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel in a storm.--RELIEVING ARCH, an arch in a wall to relieve the part below it from a superincumbent weight; RELIEVING OFFICER, a salaried official who superintends the relief of the poor. [O. Fr. _relever_, to raise again--L. _relev[=a]re_--_re-_, again, _lev[=a]re_, to raise--_levis_, light.]
RELIEVO, RILIEVO, r[=e]-ly[=a]'v[=o], _n._ See ALTO-RELIEVO, BAS-RELIEF.
RELIGHT, r[=e]-l[=i]t', _v.t._ and _v.i._ to light or take light anew.
RELIGION, r[=e]-lij'un, _n._ the recognition of supernatural powers and of the duty lying upon man to yield obedience to these: the performance of our duties of love and obedience towards God: piety: any system of faith and worship: sense of obligation or duty.--_ns._ RELIG'IONER, RELIG'IONARY.--_v.t._ RELIG'IONISE, to imbue with religion.--_v.i._ to make profession of religion.--_ns._ RELIG'IONISM, RELIGIOS'ITY, religiousness, religious sentimentality; RELIG'IONIST, one attached to a religion: a bigot.--_adj._ RELIG'IONLESS, having no religion.--_adv._ RELIGI[=O]'SO (_mus._), in a devotional manner.--ESTABLISHED RELIGION, that form which is officially recognised by the state; NATURAL RELIGION, that religion which is derived from nature and not revelation; REVEALED RELIGION, that which is derived from positive revelation by divinely inspired Scripture, or otherwise. [L. _religio_, _-onis_--_re-_, back, _lig[=a]re,_ to bind.]
RELIGIOUS, r[=e]-lij'us, _adj._ pertaining to religion: concerned with or set apart to religion, as a religious society, religious books: pious: godly: (_R.C._) bound to a monastic life: strict.--_n._ one bound by monastic vows.--_ns._ RELIGIEUSE (r[.e]-l[=e]-zhi-[.e]z'), a nun; RELIGIEUX (r[.e]-l[=e]-zhi-[.e]'), a monk.--_adv._ RELIG'IOUSLY.--_n._ RELIG'IOUSNESS, the state of being religious.
RELINQUISH, r[=e]-ling'kwish, _v.t._ to abandon: to give up: to renounce a claim to.--_adj._ RELIN'QUENT, relinquishing.--_ns._ RELIN'QUISHER; RELIN'QUISHMENT, act of giving up. [O. Fr. _relinquir_--L. _relinqu[)e]re_, _relictum_--_re-_, away from, _linqu[)e]re_, to leave.]
RELIQUARY, rel'i-kw[=a]-ri, _n._ a small chest or casket for holding relics: (_law_) one who owes a balance.--Also RELIQUAIRE'. [Fr.
_reliquaire_; cf. _Relic_.]
RELIQUE, re-l[=e]k', _n._ a relic.--_n.pl._ RELIQUIae (r[=e]-lik'wi-[=e]), remains, esp. of fossil organisms: (_archaeology_) artifacts, or things made or modified by human art.
RELIQUIDATE, r[=e]-lik'wi-d[=a]t, _v.t._ to adjust anew.--_n._ RELIQUID[=A]'TION.
RELISH, rel'ish, _v.t._ to like the taste of: to be pleased with: to enjoy.--_v.i._ to have an agreeable taste: to give pleasure.--_n._ an agreeable peculiar taste or quality: enjoyable quality: power of pleasing: inclination or taste for: appetite: just enough to give a flavour: a sauce.--_adj._ REL'ISHABLE. [O. Fr. _relecher_, to lick again, from _re-_, again, _lecher_--L. _re-_, again, and Old High Ger. _lech[=o]n_, lick.]
RELISTEN, r[=e]-lis'n, _v.i._ to listen again or anew.
RELIVE, r[=e]-liv', _v.i._ to live again.--_v.t._ (_Spens._) to bring back to life.
RELOAD, r[=e]-l[=o]d', _v.t._ to load again.
RELOCATE, r[=e]-l[=o]'k[=a]t, _v.t._ to locate again.--_n._ RELOC[=A]'TION, the act of relocating: renewal of a lease.
RELOVE, r[=e]-luv', _v.t._ to love in return.
RELUCENT, r[=e]-l[=u]'sent, _adj._ shining: bright.
RELUCTANT, r[=e]-luk'tant, _adj._ struggling or striving against: unwilling: disinclined.--_v.i._ R[=E]LUCT', to make resistance.--_ns._ RELUC'TANCE, RELUC'TANCY, state of being reluctant: unwillingness.--_adv._ RELUC'TANTLY.--_v.i._ RELUC'T[=A]TE, to be reluctant.--_n._ RELUCT[=A]'TION, repugnance. [L. _reluctans_, _-antis_, pr.p. of _reluct[=a]ri_--_re-_, against, _luct[=a]ri_, to struggle.]
RELUME, r[=e]-l[=u]m', _v.t._ to light anew, to rekindle:--_pr.p._ rel[=u]m'ing; _pa.p._ rel[=u]med'.--_v.t._ REL[=U]'MINE (_Shak._), to relume, light anew. [Fr. _relumer_--L. _re-_, again, _lumen_, light.]
RELY, r[=e]-l[=i]', _v.i._ to rest or repose: to have full confidence in: to lean:--_pa.t._ and _pa.p._ relied'.--_n._ REL[=I]'ER. [Acc. to Skeat, compounded from _re-_, back, and _lie_, to rest. Others explain as O. Fr.
_relier_--L. _relig[=a]re_, to bind back.]
REMAIN, r[=e]-m[=a]n', _v.i._ to stay or be left behind: to continue in the same place: to be left after or out of a greater number: to continue in an unchanged form or condition: to last.--_n._ stay: abode: what is left, esp.
in _pl._ REMAINS', a corpse: the literary productions of one dead.--_n._ REMAIN'DER, that which remains or is left behind after the removal of a part: the balance: an interest in an estate to come into effect after a certain other event happens: that which remains of an edition when the sale of a book has practically ceased.--_adj._ left over. [O. Fr.
_remaindre_--L. _reman[=e]re_--_re-_, back, _man[=e]re_, to stay.]
REMAKE, r[=e]-m[=a]k', _v.t._ to make anew.
REMANATION, r[=e]-ma-n[=a]'shun, _n._ the act of returning: reabsorption.
[L. _reman[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to flow back.]
REMAND, r[=e]-mand, _v.t._ to recommit or send back.--_n._ state or act of being remanded or recommitted, as a prisoner.--_n._ REM'ANENCE, REM'ANENCY, permanence.--_adj._ REM'ANENT, remaining: (_Scot._) additional.--_ns._ REMANES'CENCE, a residuum; REM'ANET, a postponed case. [O. Fr.
_remander_--L. _remand[=a]re_--_re-_, back, _mand[=a]re_, to order.]
REMARK, r[=e]-mark', _v.t._ to mark or take notice of: to express what one thinks or sees: to say.--_n._ words regarding anything: notice: any distinguishing mark on an engraving or etching indicating a certain state of the plate before completion, also a print or proof bearing this special remark--also REMARQUE'.--_adj._ REMARK'ABLE, deserving remark or notice: distinguished: famous: that may excite admiration or wonder: strange: extraordinary.--_n._ REMARK'ABLENESS.--_adv._ REMARK'ABLY.--_adj._ REMARKED', conspicuous: bearing a remark, as an etching.--_n._ REMARK'ER.
[O. Fr. _remarquer_--_re-_, inten., _marquer_, to mark.]
RE-MARK, r[=e]-mark', _v.t._ to mark a second time.
REMARRY, r[=e]-mar'i, _v.t._ to marry again.--_n._ REMARR'IAGE.
REMASTICATE, r[=e]-mas'ti-k[=a]t, _v.t._ to ruminate.--_n._ REMASTIC[=A]'TION.
REMBLAI, rong-bl[=a]', _n._ (_fort._) the materials used to form the rampart and parapet: the mass of earth brought to form a railway embankment, &c. [Fr.]
REMBLE, rem'bl, _v.t._ (_prov._) to remove.
REMBRANDTESQUE, rem-bran-tesk', _adj._ like _Rembrandt_ (1607-1669), esp.
in his characteristic contrast of high lights and deep shadows, and in his treatment of chiaroscuro.--Also REM'BRANDTISH.
REMEANT, r[=e]'m[=e]-ant, _adj._ (_rare_) coming back. [L.
_reme[=a]re_--_re-_, back, _me[=a]re_, to go.]
REMEASURE, r[=e]-mezh'[=u]r, _v.t._ (_Spens._) to measure anew.