Definition Of respited


postpone (a sentence, obligation, etc.).

the execution was only respited a few months

Example Of respited

  • Considerable influence was exerted to save her from the death sentence and in the end it was respited , though the records do not tell her ultimate fate.

  • I looked at the case it's referring to and the judgement was respited , so you're right to tag it up as supplementary.

  • That of 1320 was respited as a result of the appeal usually known as the ‘declaration of Arbroath’; from then on, the pope was prepared at least to give King Robert his proper title.

  • The debate of it was respited to the next meeting, it being late.

  • The rare exception made for pregnant women in Jamaica was that they were ‘ respited … from execution until after their pregnancy’.

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