(r?-pr?v"), n. 1. A temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death.
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The morning Sir John Hotham was to die, a reprieve was sent to suspend the execution for three days.
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2. Interval of ease or relief; respite.
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All that I ask is but a short reprieve,
ll I forget to love, and learn to grieve.
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