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Noun
A cancellation or postponement of a punishment
“Ibrahim recently received a reprieve when an Egyptian court released him and ordered a retrial - after a strong protest from the Bush Administration.”
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The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
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The state of being merciful
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Preservation from harm, ruin, or loss
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The act of retarding or delaying
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An authorization to a debtor, permitting temporary suspension of payments
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A period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties
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The action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
Verb
Relieve of blame, responsibility
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“The necessary delays in explaining the new evidence, the mechanics of ordering a reprieve and so on are then all simply omitted.”
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To cancel or postpone the punishment of someone, especially an execution
“The threatened pits could be reprieved.”
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To avoid, lessen, or guard against
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To delay or postpone
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Feel sorrow for the misfortunes of
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