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relieve someone of

1.
Take something away from someone, rob someone of something, as in The pickpocket relieved Dean of his wallet.
2.
Take away a burden or responsibility, as in The doorman relieved her of her packages, or He was relieved of all his duties. [ Early 1800s ]
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