relieve someone of

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]
See also: of, relieve
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Exclusive control is not required, and delegation of the authority to remit the payroll taxes does not relieve someone of section 6672 liability.