Definition of "respited" [respited]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of respite. (verb)

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Use "respited" in a sentence
  • "Again by an oversight the ‘Vocall Musick’ (to which Purcell seems to have acted as accompanist) received no official listing (or payment); they petitioned for arrears in 1693 but the matter was ‘to bee respited till the establishment is altered’."
  • "Caroline (regent of the kingdom during the absence of George II. on the Continent), that the execution of the sentence of death pronounced against John Porteous, late Captain – Lieutenant of the City Guard of Edinburgh, present prisoner in the Tolbooth of that city, be respited for six weeks from the time appointed for his execution."
  • "Rashleigh had been respited from death, in number upwards of fifty, were placed in two large vans, strongly ironed, handcuffed and chained together, as well as to the van, which drove off at a rapid rate."
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