reprieve


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Synonyms for reprieve

grant a stay of execution to

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  • grant a stay of execution to
  • spare
  • amnesty
  • pardon
  • acquit
  • let off the hook
  • grant an amnesty to
  • postpone or remit the punishment of

save

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Synonyms for reprieve

temporary immunity from penalties

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Synonyms for reprieve

a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

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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

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

relieve temporarily

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A reprieve, to one abject and wretched as Abiram, temporarily produced the same effects as a pardon.
I believe it is impossible to express, to the life, what the ecstasies and transports of the soul are, when it is so saved, as I may say, out of the very grave: and I do not wonder now at the custom, when a malefactor, who has the halter about his neck, is tied up, and just going to be turned off, and has a reprieve brought to him - I say, I do not wonder that they bring a surgeon with it, to let him blood that very moment they tell him of it, that the surprise may not drive the animal spirits from the heart and overwhelm him.
My comrade, having the brand of an old offender, was executed; the young offender was spared, having obtained a reprieve, but lay starving a long while in prison, till at last she got her name into what they call a circuit pardon, and so came off.
Do you think they'll reprieve me in the night, brother?
From early in the evening until nearly midnight, little groups of two and three presented themselves at the lodge-gate, and inquired, with anxious faces, whether any reprieve had been received.
Tulliver was a peremptory man, and, as he said, would never let anybody get hold of his whip-hand; but he went out rather sullenly, carrying his piece of plumcake, and not intending to reprieve Maggie's punishment, which was no more than she deserved.
He is to have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment; to recommend to the consideration of Congress such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; to convene, on extraordinary occasions, both houses of the legislature, or either of them, and, in case of disagreement between them with respect to the time of adjournment, to adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; to take care that the laws be faithfully executed; and to commission all officers of the United States.
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of impeachment.
The Reprieve system enables us to treat many of these patients and provide them with immediate relief.
A SCOTS star of New Zealand reality television has won a reprieve after he looked set to be booted out of the country.
The epic performances of the players in those last 12 games led by Sean Hessey have been rewarded by this reprieve from the Football Association.
On the same day, fellow reprieve hopefuls Peacehaven & Telescombe, of the Ryman Premier, lost 4-2 to leave Marine with an average points per game of 1.
One prisoner, a woman was given a last-minute reprieve.
Global Banking News-April 22, 2015--Iran not hopeful of reprieve from sanctions
Shafqat, who was due to be hanged on the morning of March 19, was given a reprieve just hours before the marked time after a campaign by his lawyers and members of the civil society pointed out the possibility of a mistrial.