A stay or sojourn
Postponement of a penalty, esp. that of death; also, a warrant ordering this
The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.
(Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
Mental or emotional calm:
The disadvantage, suffering, handicap, etc. imposed upon an offender or one who does not fulfill a contract or obligation, as a fine or forfeit; specif., a forfeit paid for withdrawal before maturity of invested funds
A stop, esp. a temporary one, as in marching; pause or discontinuance
The definition of a stay is a visit somewhere.
A deferring or being deferred; postponement
A pardoning or being pardoned; forgiveness
Exemption from prosecution granted to a witness to compel him or her to give potentially self-incriminating testimony that otherwise could not be compelled because of the constitutional right against self-incrimination.
The definition of a truce is an agreement between opponents or enemies to temporarily stop fighting.
A suspension of governmental or administrative functions; period without the usual ruler, governor, etc.
A penalty imposed for wrongdoing:
The act of delaying; postponement:
Free time when one is not working or attending to other duties.
A part or thing added to make something reach further or last longer; extension, supplement, sequel, etc.
The place, especially a chair, used for such a measure or punishment.
A special virtue, gift, or help given to a person by God
Relief is the ease of pain, tension, strain or other discomfort.
a pause for relaxation
A reason or occasion for condemning.
A break, stop, or rest, often for a calculated purpose or effect:
The definition of acquittal is the legal act of dismissing charges brought against someone.
An official document certifying such release, especially from military service.
A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
The interval during which something is interrupted; intermission
The definition of a release is a letting go, setting free or relief.
The act or an instance of remitting
A slackening or lessening, as of effort
Find another word for respite. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for respite, like: stop, lull, intermission, commutation, hiatus, reprieve, suspension, postponement, interval, recess and rest.