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relief

(Encyclopedia) relief, in sculpture, three-dimensional projection from a flat background. In alto-relievo, or high relief, the protrusion is great; basso-relievo, or bas-relief, protrudes only slightly; and m...

debt

(Encyclopedia) debt, obligation in services, money, or goods owed by one party, the debtor, to another, the creditor. When contested, debts are collected by a civil suit upon which the judge renders a judgmen...

war debts

(Encyclopedia) war debts. This article discusses the obligations incurred by foreign governments for loans made to them by the United States during and shortly after World War I. For international obligations...

The Public Debt

See the U.S. gross debt amount from 1800 to present. Year Gross debt amount 1800 $82,9…

debt, public

(Encyclopedia) debt, public, indebtedness of a central government expressed in money terms, often referred to as national debt. The debt is computed differently by nearly every nation. Some authorities exclud...

Petition for Relief from Taxation

Submmitted by and for Former Slaves of Dartmouth, MassachusettsPaul CuffeAbstractPaul Cuffe was born a free child in 1759, on Chuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, the son of a Native American mot…

Brewer's: Catholic Relief

(See Catholic Association.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Catholic RentCatholic Majesty A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W …

Brewer's: Relief

(The). In fortification, the general height to which the defensive masses of earth are raised. The directions in which the masses are laid out are called the tracings. Source: Dictionary …