Reprieve


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Reprieve

  • (verb) cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death). “under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved”
  • (verb) abandon or postpone plans to close or abolish (something). “the threatened pits could be reprieved”
  • (noun) a cancellation or postponement of a punishment. “he accepted the death sentence and refused to appeal for a reprieve”
  • (noun) a cancellation or postponement of an undesirable event. “a mother who faced eviction has been given a reprieve”

Reprieve meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • दण्डविराम, अवकाश, घटाव, विराम, दण्ड या प्राणदंड की थोड़े समय के लिये रोक, प्राणदंड की थोड़े समय के लिये रोक, प्राणदण्ड स्थगित, अस्थायी रूप से हटाना, अवकाश देना, फांसी स्थगित करना, दण्डविराम करना, प्राणदंड की थोड़े समय के लिये रोक रखना, प्राणदण्ड स्थगित, अस्थायी रूप से हटाना

Reprieve origin

  • late 15th century (as the past participle repryed ): from Anglo-Norman French repris, past participle of reprendre, from Latin re- ‘back’ + prehendere ‘seize’. The insertion of -v- (16th century) remains unexplained. Sense development has undergone a reversal, from the early meaning ‘send back to prison’, via ‘postpone a legal process’, to the current sense ‘rescue from impending punishment’.

Reprieve in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Huawei reprieve is good and bad news for Asian tech stocks, The sector that just won the biggest reprieve is tech stocks. President Donald Trumps decision to allow U.S. corporations to resume sales to …
  • Sri Lanka: Death row prisoners win a temporary reprieve, The temporary reprieve given to these death row prisoners should become permanent and their death sentences should be commuted …
  • Tariff truce likely to give markets a reprieve, but just a temporary one, “Markets are likely to breathe a collective sigh of relief given the highly anticipated outcome of the meeting. However, the reprieve may be short …
  • From Water to Traffic – No Reprieve For Shimla, Last year it was a water crisis, this year it is the traffic chaos and accidents. Post the bus accident in Khalini area of Shimla on July 1 which …
  • Reprieve for Vijay Mallya as UK court allows extradition appeal, Controversial businessman Vijay Mallya was handed a lifeline by the England and Wales high court on Tuesday when it permitted him to …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Reprieve 

  • sounds like relieve and means the same
  • reprieve rhymes with deprive, when you are deprived of energy you will take a break

Reprieve pronunciation



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