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reprieves, 3rd person singular present; reprieving, present participle; reprieved, past tense; reprieved, past participle;
  1. Cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, esp. someone condemned to death)
    • - under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved
  2. Abandon or postpone plans to close or put an end to (something)
    • - the threatened pits could be reprieved
  1. A cancellation or postponement of a punishment

  2. A temporary escape from an undesirable fate or unpleasant situation
    • - a mother who faced eviction has been given a reprieve

  1. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
  2. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
  3. relieve temporarily
  4. suspension: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  5. a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
  6. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
  7. Reprieve is the fifteenth studio album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, released on August 8, 2006.
  8. Reprieve is any of a number of not-for-profit organizations around the world which work against the death penalty, with a particular focus on legal support for those facing the death penalty. ...
  9. "Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (French pronunciation: [saʁtʁ], English: /ˈsɑrtrə/; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. ...
  10. (Reprieves) postponements of punishments
  11. policy set forth by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education that allows for the exclusion from the retention GPA of hours in one semester, or two consecutive semesters, that have been petitioned and approved in accordance with the guidelines of the policy.
  12. (1494): To take back. Usually to the prison. Which is a good thing considering you were going to your execution.
  13. An executive act that reduces the severity of punishment (e.g., from death to life imprisonment) but the person remains guilty.