reprieve [repreive] n
see reprieve, v.
- Respite; relief; discontinuance of an unpleasant experience.
- Comfort; alleviation; assistance; ease from some discomfort; removal or lessening of some cause of distress; deliverance from what is burdensome.
- Deliverance from a death sentence, often temporary.
reprieve [-s] v
Fr. re- + prendre, take.
- Give relief from to for a time; delay the execution of.