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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


re- +‎ laschier



  1. to relax (a rule, etc.)
  2. (reflexive, se relascher) to relax (become relaxed)
  3. to release; to liberate; to set free
  4. to release (set free from a burden or promise)
    • Je lur relascherai lor dettes
      I will release them from their debts
  5. (figuratively) to pardon; to forgive


This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -ier, with a palatal stem. These verbs are conjugated mostly like verbs in -er, but there is an extra i before the e of some endings. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.