Meaning of reprieve
Pronunciation: (ri-prēv'), [key]
— v., n. -prieved, -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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