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Definition of Respite


  1. A putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay.
  2. Temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; interval of rest; pause; delay.
  3. Temporary suspension of the execution of a capital offender; reprieve.
  4. The delay of appearance at court granted to a jury beyond the proper term.
  5. To give or grant a respite to.
  6. To delay or postpone; to put off.
  7. To keep back from execution; to reprieve.
  8. To relieve by a pause or interval of rest.

Respite Translations

respite in German is Bedenkzeit, Frist, Frist
respite in Latin is laxamentum
respite in Spanish is tregua
respite in Swedish is respit, frist, uppskov