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reprieve

Postby William Hupy » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:04 am

Interesting that this word and reprise have the same root in French of reprendre, as they both connote a taking back. In the former it was taking back to prison, as that meant that the execution was suspended.
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Re: reprieve

Postby Slava » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:54 pm

And if you don't get a reprieve, the State gets to have its reprisal.
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