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reprieve
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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Definition
delay or halt punishment; or a warrant granting such — especially a death sentence

or:

relieve temporarily
  • Those red phones are direct hookups to the governor's office and the attorney general—the commissioner will call to make sure there's been no stay of execution, no last minute reprieve.

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