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respite meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of respite at MeaningMonkey.org. respite meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of respite (noun)

  1. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
  2. a pause from doing something (as work)
  3. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  4. a pause for relaxation
  5. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment


Definition of respite (verb)

  1. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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