Meaning of respite

Definition of respite

(noun) a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
(verb) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

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