affirmative relief – a court order requiring the losing party to act in a specified manner or desist from specified conduct, or relief sought by a defendant by raising a counterclaim or cross-claim that could have been maintained independently of the plaintiff’s action

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affirmative relief:
(1842)

1. The relief sought by a defendant by raising a counterclaim or cross-claim that could have been maintained independently of the plaintiff’s action. [1] 

1. Relief granted to a defendant in an action upon his demand therefor and proof of his right thereto. [2] 

1. Relief granted to a defendant in an action over and above dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint. 

2. A court order requiring the losing party in a lawsuit to act in a specified manner or to desist from specified conduct. [3]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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