from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. release, the act of releasing or letting something go.
  • n. The exorcism or an outworldly spirit from someone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of releasing, as from confinement or obligation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of releasing, in any sense; a release.


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  • This poem shows that releasement and freedom are events that happen to gendered and raced individuals.


  • Psychologically, śûnyatâ refers also to the releasement from all attachment to beings, from all reification and willful appropriation of them.

    The Kyoto School

  • The proof is in the pudding and the results of studies, particularly those that combine processes that deal with emotional releasement, growth imagery, and the like, show that it works for many women.

    Life of Brian:

  • Did the dear fellow discover no inclination to see me, in all the term of his releasement?

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • God knoweth how we shall be delt withall in Goa, and therefore if you can procure our masters to send the king of Spaine his letters for our releasement, you should doe vs great good: for they cannot with iustice put vs to death.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Gen. Robertson sent a doctor to examine me in consequence of the petition sent by Col. Allen for my releasement.

    American Prisoners of the Revolution

  • This he told me; and now I come to you to see if any thing can be done in this business, and you give neither releasement nor relief.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • Burkwood, one of the House of Lords, to whom I delivered a petition, who took it of me and presented it to some of the rest of the House of Lords for my husband's releasement; who, when they had seen it, said that they could not release him, but had committed his releasement to the judges at the next assizes.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • _Elizabeth_: 'The Lords told me that releasement was committed to you, and you give me neither releasement nor relief.

    The Illustrated London Reading Book

  • House of Lords for his release; and, according to her relation, she was told, "they could do nothing; but that his releasement was committed to the Judges at the next assizes."

    The Illustrated London Reading Book


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