res·pite /'res-pət, ri-'spīt/ n in the civil law of Louisiana: a judicially approved or enforced agreement that provides a debtor with time or a delay for the payment of creditors
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(interval of rest) noun
abeyance, break, breathing spell, breathing time, cessation, halt, interim, interlude, intermediate time, intermission, interruption, lapse, letup, lull, pause, recess, relaxation, rest, spell, stay, stop, suspension, temporary stoppage, wait
acquittal, amnesty, clearance, deliverance, discharge, exemption, grace, immunity, pardon, release, stay of execution
abeyance, adjournment, cessation (interlude), clemency, continue (adjourn), defer (put off), deferment, extension (postponement), furlough, halt, hiatus, immunity, interruption, interval, leave (absence), lull, moratorium, pause, pendency, recess, relief (aid), relief (release), remission, remit (release from penalty), reprieve, stay, stay (halt)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A break; a reprieve; a temporary period of relief before something unpleasant happens, such as a punishment.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n. A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.