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al-lĕvio (adl- ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. lĕvis, = allĕvo, make light, to lighten.
I. Lit.: “ut (navis) alleviaretur ab eis,Vulg. Jonas, 1, 5; ib. Act. 27, 38.—
II. Trop., to raise up, relieve: “alleviabit eum Dominus,Vulg. Jac. 5, 15: “curas alicui,Just. Nov. Const. 13.—Spec.: “alleviata est terra Zabulon,is dealt lightly, leniently with, Vulg. Isa. 9, 1.
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