Definition of Reprieves
1. Noun. (plural of reprieve) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of reprieve) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Reprieves
1. reprieve [v] - See also: reprieve
Lexicographical Neighbors of Reprieves
Literary usage of Reprieves
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Papers of James Madison: Purchased by Order of the Congress, Being His by James Madison (1840)
"Mr. SHERMAN moved to amend the " power to grant reprieves and pardons," so as to read, " to grant reprieves until the ensuing session of the Senate, ..."
2. State Government in the United States by Arthur Norman Holcombe (1916)
"Reprieves AND PARDONS The power to grant reprieves and pardons, vested in the state executives, was originally deemed, like the power of impeachment vested ..."
3. The Codes and Statutes of California: As Amended and in Force at the Close by California, Carter Pitkin Pomeroy (1901)
"To communicate to the legislature reprieves, commutations^ and pardons. Sec. 1420. ... The governor has power to grant reprieves, commutations, ..."
4. The Penal Code of California: Enacted in 1872, as Amended Up to and by California, James Henry Deering (1897)
"To communicate to the Legislature reprieves, commutations, and pardons. ... The governor has power to grant reprieves, commutations, and pardons after ..."
5. The Law of the Federal and State Constitutions of the United States: With an by Frederic Jesup Stimson (1908)
"Reprieves. By the Constitutions of most States, the governor is expressly given power to grant reprieves in the same cases (§ 161 ),8 but not for more than ..."
6. A Selection of Cases on Constitutional Law by Emlin McClain (1900)
"SECTION I. — Reprieves AND PARDONS. Ex PAETE WELLS. 18 Howard, 307. 1855. ... Under this power, the President has granted reprieves and pardons since .the ..."
7. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"The Governor shall have power to grant reprieves for all offenses against ... In case of treason he may grant reprieves until the end of the next session of ..."
8. The Penal Code of the State of California by California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch (1874)
"141'J. Governor to communicate to the Legislature reprieves, commutation.*, and" pardons. 1420. ... The Governor lias power to grant reprieves, ..."