Definitions for reprieverɪˈpriv
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word reprieve
a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement(noun)
an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
The cancellation or postponement of a punishment.
A document authorizing such an action.
Relief from pain etc., especially temporary.
To cancel or postpone the punishment of someone, especially an execution.
To bring relief to someone.
To take back to prison (in lieu of execution).
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
to relieve for a time, or temporarily
a temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death
interval of ease or relief; respite
Origin: [OE. repreven to reject, disallow, OF. reprover to blame, reproach, condemn (pres. il reprueve), F. rprouver to disapprove, fr. L. reprobare to reject, condemn; pref. re- re- + probare to try, prove. See Prove, and cf. Reprove, Reprobate.]
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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