reliefer

/ri lee"feuhr/, n.
1. Baseball. See relief pitcher.
2. a person who, because of old age, indigence, physical disability, or the like, receives welfare benefits from the state.
3. a person who temporarily replaces someone else.
[1790-1800; RELIEF1 + -ER1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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