(USED WITH OBJECT) [RE·PRIEVED, RE·PRIEV·ING.]
to delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person).
to relieve temporarily from any evil.
a respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death.
a warrant authorizing this.
any respite or temporary relief.
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to delay the punishment of (someone, such as a prisoner who is sentenced to
death). : to prevent (something) from being closed, destroyed, etc., for a period of
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A reprieve is a break in or cancellation of a painful or otherwise lousy situation. If
you're being tortured, a reprieve is a break from whatever's tormenting you.
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 ...