reprieve has definitions from the fields of law,writing
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[ noun ] a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

Synonyms

respite

Used in print

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

So Linda_Kay gave_up asking , and accepted her reprieve .

Related terms

relief

2
[ noun ] (law,writing) a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

Related terms

warrant law

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[ noun ] an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
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[ verb ] relieve temporarily

Related terms

rescue

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[ verb ] (law) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

Synonyms

respite

Related terms

postpone

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[ noun ] (law) the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

Synonyms

respite

Related terms

clemency law

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