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reprieve

noun

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2 law a temporary release from the obligation to serve punishment for a crime
  • The judge ordered a reprieve of the execution so the accused would have time to appeal the decision.

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reprieve

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of reprieve (Entry 2 of 2)

1 as in pardon

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2 as in release, deliver

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The first known use of reprieve was in 1552

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“Reprieve.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reprieve. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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