Prison vs Reprieve - What's the difference?

prison | reprieve |


As nouns the difference between prison and reprieve

is that prison is a place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government while reprieve is the cancellation or postponement of a punishment.

As verbs the difference between prison and reprieve

is that prison is to imprison while reprieve is to cancel or postpone the punishment of someone, especially an execution.

prison

English

(wikipedia prison)

Noun

  • A place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
  • The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.
  • (uncountable) Confinement in prison.
  • Prison was a harrowing experience for him.
  • (colloquial) Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
  • The academy was a prison for many of its students because of its strict teachers.

    Synonyms

    * (place) bridewell; see also . * (confinement) imprisonment

    Coordinate terms

    * (place) gaol, jail

    Derived terms

    * imprison * prison camp * prison cell * prison chaser * prisoner * prison guard * prisonhouse * prison officer * prison record * prison sentence * prison warden

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To imprison.
  • Anagrams

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    reprieve

    English

    Verb

    (repriev)
  • To cancel or postpone the punishment of someone, especially an execution.
  • To bring relief to someone.
  • * South
  • Company may reprieve a man from his melancholy, yet it cannot secure him from his conscience.
  • (obsolete) To take back to prison (in lieu of execution).
  • Derived terms

    * reprieval

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The cancellation or postponement of a punishment.
  • A document authorizing such an action.
  • Relief from pain etc., especially temporary.
  • References