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Reprieve

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Noun

1. reprieve, respite

a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

2. abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

3. reprieve

a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

4. reprieve, respite

the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

Verb

5. reprieve, respite

postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

6. reprieve

relieve temporarily

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Reprieve

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to postpone or remit the punishment of (a person, esp one condemned to death)
2. 
to give temporary relief to (a person or thing), esp from otherwise irrevocable harm
the government has reprieved the company with a huge loan
noun
3. 
a postponement or remission of punishment, esp of a person condemned to death
4. 
a warrant granting a postponement
5. 
a temporary relief from pain or harm; respite
6. 
the act of reprieving or the state of being reprieved

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Reprieve

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verb transitiveWord forms: reˈprieved or reˈprieving
1. 
to postpone the punishment of; esp., to postpone the execution of (a person condemned to death)
2. 
to give temporary relief to, as from trouble or pain
noun
3. 
a reprieving or being reprieved
; specif.,
a. 
postponement of a penalty, esp. that of death; also, a warrant ordering this
b. 
a temporary relief or escape, as from trouble or pain

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Reprieve

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v. re·prieved, re·priev·ing, re·prieves
v.tr.
1.
a. To prevent or suspend the punishment of (someone, especially a convicted criminal).
b. To prevent or suspend (a punishment).
2. To bring relief to: The rain reprieved us from the noise of the construction machinery.
v.intr.
To prevent the imposition of a scheduled or expected punishment, especially temporarily.
n.
1.
a. The prevention or suspension of a scheduled or expected punishment.
b. A court order or other official notification preventing or suspending a scheduled or expected punishment.
2. Temporary relief, as from danger or pain.

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