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  Definition of reprieve
  1. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
  2. a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
  3. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  4. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
  5. relieve temporarily
  6. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
Similar Words: respite, suspension, hiatus, abatement

 

Hyponyms: defervescence, remission, remittal, subsidence

 

Derivational Morphology: respite, abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away, freeze, suspend

 

 
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