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re•prieve



Pronunciation: (ri-prēv'), [key]
v., -prieved, -priev•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person).
2. to relieve temporarily from any evil.

n.
1. a respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death.
2. a warrant authorizing this.
3. any respite or temporary relief.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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