reprieve

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1 reprieve /rɪˈpriːv/ noun
plural reprieves
1 reprieve
/rɪˈpriːv/
noun
plural reprieves
Learner's definition of REPRIEVE
[count]
: an official order that delays the punishment of a prisoner who is sentenced to death
: a delay that keeps something bad from happening
: a period of relief from pain, trouble, etc.
2 reprieve /rɪˈpriːv/ verb
reprieves; reprieved; reprieving
2 reprieve
/rɪˈpriːv/
verb
reprieves; reprieved; reprieving
Learner's definition of REPRIEVE
[+ object]
: to delay the punishment of (someone, such as a prisoner who is sentenced to death)
: to prevent (something) from being closed, destroyed, etc., for a period of time
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