To respite means to delay or postpone.(verb)
An example of to respite is to hold off discussing a specific subject at a meeting.
Respite is defined as a break or a rest.(noun)
An example of a respite is a family vacation.
The definition of respite is a delay.(noun)
An example of a respite is governor putting off someone’s death sentence.
See respite in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See respite in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French respit
Origin: , from Latin respectus, refuge, looking back; see respect.
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