Providing or being temporary care in relief of a primary caregiver
ETYM Old Fren. respit, French répit, from Latin respectus respect, regard, delay, in Late Lat., the deferring of a day. Related to Respect.
1. A pause for relaxation; SYN. rest, relief, rest period.
2. A pause from doing something (as work); SYN. recess, break, time out.
To grant a respite to.