1. to postpone or remit the punishment
2. to give temporary relief
1. a postponement or remission of punishment
2. a warrant granting a postponement
3. a temporary relief from pain or harm; respite
4. (Law) the act of reprieving or the state of being reprieved
[from Old French repris (something) taken back, from reprendre to take back, from Latin reprehendere; perhaps also influenced by obsolete English repreve to reprove]
Calendar says it's the end of January. Melted snow, warm breezes and huge patches of green grass tell another story.
Oh yes, I'd call this a reprieve. And I am very grateful!
Enjoy the day!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012