American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A usually short interval of rest or relief. See Synonyms at pause.
- n. Law Temporary suspension of a death sentence; a reprieve.
- v. To delay; postpone.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Respect; regard. See respect.
- n. Temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; interval of rest; pause.
- n. A putting off or postponement of what was fixed; delay; forbearance; prolongation of time, as for the payment of a debt, beyond the fixed or legal time.
- n. In law: A reprieve; temporary suspension of the execution of a capital offender. See reprieve.
- n. The delay of appearance at court granted to a jury beyond the proper term. Synonyms Stop, cessation, stay.
- To delay; postpone; adjourn.
- To relieve for a time from the execution of a sentence or other punishment or penalty; reprieve.
- To relieve by a pause or interval of rest.
- To cease; forbear.
- Synonyms See reprieve, n.
- n. A brief interval of rest or relief.
- n. law A reprieve, especially from a sentence of death.
- v. transitive To delay or postpone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay.
- n. Temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; interval of rest; pause; delay.
- n. Temporary suspension of the execution of a capital offender; reprieve.
- n. The delay of appearance at court granted to a jury beyond the proper term.
- v. To delay or postpone; to put off.
- v. To keep back from execution; to reprieve.
- v. To relieve by a pause or interval of rest.
- n. a pause from doing something (as work)
- v. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
- n. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
- n. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
- n. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
- n. a pause for relaxation
- Anglo-Norman and Old French respit ("rest") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French respit, from Latin respectus, refuge, looking back; see respect. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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