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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•prieve*rɪˈpriv(v.; n.)-prieved, -priev•ing

  1. (v.t.)to delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person).

  2. to relieve temporarily from any evil.

  3. (n.)a respite from impending punishment, esp. from execution.

  4. a warrant authorizing this.

  5. any respite or temporary relief.

* Syn: See pardon.

Origin of reprieve:

1300–50; perh. conflation of ME repreven to reprove , appar. in literal sense “to test again,” and ME repried (ptp.) < OF reprit (see reprise )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reprieve, respite(noun)

    a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

  2. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement(noun)

    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

  3. reprieve(noun)

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

  4. reprieve, respite(verb)

    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

  5. reprieve, respite(verb)

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

  6. reprieve(verb)

    relieve temporarily

Wiktionary

  1. reprieve(Noun)

    The cancellation or postponement of a punishment.

  2. reprieve(Noun)

    A document authorizing such an action.

  3. reprieve(Noun)

    Relief from pain etc., especially temporary.

  4. reprieve(Verb)

    To cancel or postpone the punishment of someone, especially an execution.

  5. reprieve(Verb)

    To bring relief to someone.

  6. reprieve(Verb)

    To take back to prison (in lieu of execution).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reprieve(verb)

    to delay the punishment of; to suspend the execution of sentence on; to give a respite to; to respite; as, to reprieve a criminal for thirty days

  2. Reprieve(verb)

    to relieve for a time, or temporarily

  3. Reprieve(noun)

    a temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death

  4. Reprieve(noun)

    interval of ease or relief; respite

Freebase

  1. Reprieve

    Reprieve is the fifteenth studio album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, released on August 8, 2006. Righteous Babe Records' website notes that only DiFranco's bassist Todd Sickafoose, who had accompanied her on her recent tours, would be performing on the album. The album has a dark, mournful, mellow sound reminiscent of 1999's To the Teeth and 2004's Educated Guess and features experimental arrangements with synthesizers, electronics and tape manipulation. As the recording of the album was briefly interrupted due to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the album has a heavily political and vaguely conceptual undercurrent that "paints a haunting portrait of New Orleans as the water retreats and the natives continue to rebuild their lives." The album cover was inspired by a picture of a real tree in Nagasaki which was partially destroyed by the atomic bomb. While the city around it lay in ruin, this one tree stood, half of it destroyed, the other untouched. DiFranco also references the eucalyptus tree in the title track about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While the official release date of Reprieve was August 8, the album was made available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store between June 24 and June 27, 2006, possibly in error, as the album date on the site was listed as 2002.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

reprieve(noun)

the act of pardoning a criminal or delaying his punishment; the order to do this.

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