respite (n.) Old form(s): respit
extent of time, time-scale
H8 II.iv.177[King Henry to all, of the Bishop of Bayonne] he ... did require a respite, / Wherein he might the King his lord advertise / Whether our daughter were legitimate
MM IV.ii.157[disguised Duke to Provost] I crave but four days' respite
R3 V.i.19[Buckingham to Sheriff] this All Souls' Day ... / Is the determined respite of my wrongs [i.e. the destined time for the judgement of my wrongs]
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