Prayer For Relief Law and Legal Definition

Prayer for relief is a request or prayer made to the court. The term is usually shortened to prayer. A prayer is a part of a pleading, and it usually appears at the end of the pleading. It includes a request for specific relief or damages which the pleader deems himself entitled.

Relief in the alternative or of several different types may be demanded. [ Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a)]. A prayer for relief is also termed as a demand for relief.