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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “reprieve”

reprieve

noun [C]
 
 
/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。
Not punishing and reducing punishment
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。
Running away and escaping
(Definition of reprieve noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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