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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·prieve v. t. [imp. &  p. p. Reprieved p. pr. & vb. n. Reprieving.]
 1. To delay the punishment of; to suspend the execution of sentence on; to give a respite to; to respite; as, to reprieve a criminal for thirty days.
    He reprieves the sinnner from time to time.   --Rogers.
 2. To relieve for a time, or temporarily.
    Company, thought it may reprieve a man from his melaneholy yet can not secure him from his conscience.   --South.