A receding or hollow place, as in a surface, wall, etc.; niche
The repose of death:
The definition of a reprieve is an escape, either permanently or temporarily, from expected punishment or consequences.
(Anatomy) An opening in an organ.
(Prosody) A rhythm break or caesura
A period of rest or soothing
The period of time for which something is delayed
(--- Sports) The action of throwing a ball or propelling a puck:
Any break in a series or in a continuity; interval
The protection of the body from a disease caused by an infectious agent, such as a bacterium or virus. Immunity may be natural (that is, inherited) or acquired.
(Electricity) Release of stored energy in a capacitor by the flow of current between its terminals.
A halt or stay, as on a trip:
A command to stop
Rescue from a siege:
(Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If a suspension is left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension.
An interval of time between periods of activity; extended pause, as between acts of a play
The definition of a deferment is a postponement or delay of something to a later date.
A ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
(Informal) A pause as for rest
Release, as from a debt, penalty, or obligation.
A setting free; rescue or release
In contract law, the release or discharge from a debt or other contractual obligation.
The definition of commutation is the act of substitution or the substitution.
(Ice hockey) A punishment for an infraction of the rules, often in the form of being removed from play for a specified amount of time.
That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on.
Punishment is the act of inflicting a consequence or penalty on someone as a result of their wrongdoing, or the consequence or penalty itself.
Find another word for respites. In this page you can discover 36 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for respites, like: breaks, recesses, rests, reprieves, hiatuses, truces, pauses, lulls, delays, releases and interregna.