Definitions for sentence

Definitions for (noun) sentence

Main entry: condemnation, conviction, sentence, judgment of conviction

Definition: (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

Usage: the conviction came as no surprise

Main entry: sentence

Definition: a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

Usage: he always spoke in grammatical sentences

Main entry: time, prison term, sentence

Definition: the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

Usage: he served a prison term of 15 months; his sentence was 5 to 10 years; he is doing time in the county jail

Definitions for (verb) sentence

Main entry: condemn, doom, sentence

Definition: pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

Usage: He was condemned to ten years in prison

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