Definition of reprieve:
- A temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death.
- Interval of ease or relief; respite.
- 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.
- To relieve for a time, or temporarily.
- forgive (part of speech: verb)
- dismiss (part of speech: verb)
- liberate (part of speech: verb)
- free (part of speech: verb)
- interruption (part of speech: noun)
- freedom (part of speech: noun)
- dismissal (part of speech: noun)
- interrupt (part of speech: verb)
- forgiveness (part of speech: noun)
- liberation (part of speech: noun)
The President of the United States paused in the midst of the important business under discussion, and with the gravity due to a solemn occasion, took a card and wrote on it an order of reprieve for the turkey, which Tad seized, and fled with all speed, and Jack's life was saved.- "Ten Boys from History", Kate Dickinson Sweetser.
- "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
- "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.