Respited
Respite Res"pite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Respited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Respiting}.] [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See {Respite}, n.] To give or grant a respite to. Specifically: (a) To delay or postpone; to put off. (b) To keep back from execution; to reprieve. [1913 Webster]

Forty days longer we do respite you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (c) To relieve by a pause or interval of rest. ``To respite his day labor with repast.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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