Meaning of “reprieve” in the English Dictionary

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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.
verb [ T ] us /rɪˈpriv/

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