What does the word "respite" mean?
#93962. Asked by neelie_447. (Mar 26 08 4:39 PM)
res·pite, noun, verb, -pit·ed, -pit·ing|
1. a delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief: to toil without respite.
2. temporary suspension of the execution of a person condemned to death; reprieve.
–verb (used with object)
3. to relieve temporarily, esp. from anything distressing or trying; give an interval of relief from.
4. to grant delay in the carrying out of (a punishment, obligation, etc.)
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