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a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief:
to toil without respite.
temporary suspension of the execution of a person condemned to death; reprieve.
verb (used with object), respited, respiting.
to relieve temporarily, especially from anything distressing or trying; give an interval of relief from.
to grant delay in the carrying out of (a punishment, obligation, etc.).
a pause from exertion; interval of rest
a temporary delay
a temporary stay of execution; reprieve
(transitive) to grant a respite to; reprieve


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