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A reprieve in the legal sense is usually temporary, not cancelling the punishment entirely. SlideThe reprieve from the court only postponed the criminal's penalty, not absolved it.
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A legal reprieve is granted by someone in authority, like a judge or a governor. SlideThe judge's ability to grant a reprieve saved the man from serving time immediately.
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'Grant a reprieve' is a frequent pairing, denoting the action of giving someone the reprieve. SlideDue to the holiday, the warden granted a reprieve to the inmates.