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reprievenoun [C]

 us   /rɪˈpriv/
an ​officialorder to ​delay or ​stop a prisoner’s ​punishment, esp. the ​punishment of ​death: The ​wardennotified 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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