REPRIEVE (reprise, from Fr. reprendre) , in
See also:law, a
See also:term which originally meant
See also:remand to prison: later and more usually, the suspension for a
See also:time of the execution of a
See also:sentence passed on conviction of
See also:crime . The term is now seldom or never used except with reference to sentences of
See also:death . Inthe case of capital felonies other than
See also:murder the recording of sentence of death has the effect of a reprieve by the
See also:court . The court which can award a sentence is said to possess as of
See also:common right a discretionary power of granting a reprieve . Courts of
See also:justice, however, do not
See also:grant reprieves by way of
See also:dispensation from the penalties of the law, which is not for the judicial department, but for temporary purposes, e.g. of
See also:appeal or inquiry as to the state of mind or
See also:health of the convict, or to enable him to apply for a
See also:pardon . Under the old
See also:system of transportation it was a common practice to reprieve convicted felons as a step to induce them to consent to transportation to the
See also:American colonies (see the Old
See also:Bailey Regulations of 166a, J . Kelyng, ed . 1873, p . 1) . In cases of conviction of wilful murder the reprieve, if any, is granted by the home secretary on behalf of the
See also:crown, and on convictions of murder the court seems now to have no power to reprieve except in the case of a pregnant woman . See
See also:Hawkins, P.C. bk . 2, c .
See also:Blackstone, Commentaries .
REPRISALS (Fr. represailles, from reprendre; Lat. r...
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