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reprievenoun [C]

us   /rɪˈpriv/
an official order to delay or stop a prisoner’s punishment, esp. the punishment of death: The warden notified Shaw of his reprieve.
A reprieve is also any delay that is welcomed: The play, about to close, was granted a four-week reprieve.
reprieve
verb [T] us   /rɪˈpriv/
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