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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Res·pite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Respited; p. pr. & vb. n. Respiting.]  To give or grant a respite to. Specifically: (a) To delay or postpone; to put off. (b) To keep back from execution; to reprieve.
    Forty days longer we do respite you.   --Shak.
 (c) To relieve by a pause or interval of rest. “To respite his day labor with repast.”