|Origin:||respit, from Medieval Latin respectus; RESPECT1|
a short time when something bad stops happening, so that the situation is temporarily better
The trip was a welcome respite from the pressures of work.
a brief respite from persecution
The pain went on without respite.
a short period of time before you have to do something that you do not like:
We have a few days' respite before we have to pay them.