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Definition of Reprieve


  1. To delay the punishment of; to suspend the execution of sentence on; to give a respite to; to respite; as, to reprieve a criminal for thirty days.
  2. To relieve for a time, or temporarily.
  3. A temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death.
  4. Interval of ease or relief; respite.
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Reprieve Translations

reprieve in French is sursis
reprieve in German is Gnadenfrist, Frist
reprieve in Italian is ultimo tempo concesso
reprieve in Spanish is indulto
reprieve in Swedish is uppskov