the act of setting someone free or of making something or someone no longer subject to an obligation or restriction

  • release from a contract

  • the release of goods from customs

  • She was offered early release so that she could take up her new job.

"...pressure to ease monetary policy mounted yesterday with the release of a set of pessimistic economic statistics" [Financial Times]

"...the national accounts for the March quarter released by the Australian Bureau of statistics showed a real increase in GDP" [Australian Financial Review]

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