Translation of "reprieve" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /rɪˈpriːv/

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

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

The injection provided a temporary reprieve from the pain. 注射了一針後,疼痛暫時緩解了。

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