1) v. t. - 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) v. t. - To relieve for a time, or temporarily.
3) n. - A temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death.
4) n. - Interval of ease or relief; respite.
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