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Overview of noun reprieve

The noun reprieve has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) reprieve, respite

(a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort)

2. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement

(an interruption in the intensity or amount of something)

3. reprieve

(a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence))

4. reprieve, respite

(the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment)

Overview of verb reprieve

The verb reprieve has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. reprieve, respite

(postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution)

2. reprieve

(relieve temporarily) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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