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Definition of reprieve:

  1. A temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death.
  2. Interval of ease or relief; respite.
  3. To delay the punishment of; to suspend the execution of sentence on; to give a respite to; to respite; as, to reprieve a criminal for thirty days.
  4. To relieve for a time, or temporarily.


rest period, intermission, respite, abatement, freeing, dangling, temporary removal, abeyance, rest, suspension system, continue, acquittal, time out, foramen, grace, hiatus, suspension, hanging.

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