Reprieve Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Reprieve, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Reprieve?

(n) A reprive is the executive order issued by the Governor of the state delaying death sentence awarded to a person. A reprive is issued when the penalty cannot be reduced in the present scenario but a reconsideration of the case is required