Nouns (5)

n. a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
respite, reprieve
n. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
respite, reprieve
n. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

Verbs (3)

v. relieve temporarily
respite, reprieve
v. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

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Fuzzynyms (13)

stoppage, stop, stay, hitch, halt, check, arrest
n. the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
v. assign a new time and place for an event; "We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"
v. act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
stay on, remain, continue, stay
v. continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"

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