Translation of "reprieve" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

reprieve

noun [ C ] uk /rɪˈpriːv/ us /rɪˈpriːv/

an official order that stops or delays the punishment, especially by death, of a prisoner

(尤指對死刑的)撤銷令,緩刑令
He was sentenced to death but was granted a last-minute reprieve. 他被判死刑,但是就在行刑前一分鐘被准予緩期執行。

an escape from a bad situation or experience

暫時解救;暫時緩解
The injection provided a temporary reprieve from the pain. 注射了一針後,疼痛暫時緩解了。
verb [ T ] uk /rɪˈpriːv/ us /rɪˈpriːv/

to stop or delay the punishment, especially by death, of a prisoner

撤銷,緩期執行(尤指死刑)

to provide something or someone with an escape from a bad situation or experience, especially to delay or stop plans to close or end something

暫時解救,暫時緩解;(尤指)取消關閉,暫緩中止
The threatened hospitals could now be reprieved. 面臨關閉危險的那些醫院現在暫時逃過一劫。

(Translation of “reprieve” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)