Results for respite

Definitions of respite:

part of speech: verb transitive

To grant a delay to; as, to respite a criminal; to relieve by a short period of rest.

part of speech: verb transitive

To grant a respite to: to relieve by a pause: to delay.

part of speech: noun

A temporary putting off, as of the carrying out of a sentence; postponement; brief period of rest; as, a respite from labor.

part of speech: noun

Delay, as for breathing; pause; interval; temporary suspension of the execution of a capital sentence on a criminal; a reprieve.

part of speech: verb

To suspend; to delay for a time; to relieve by an interval of rest.

part of speech: noun

Temporary cessation of anything: pause: interval of rest: ( law) temporary suspension of the execution of a criminal.

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