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 sentence sentence

noun

  • () a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language  ( sentence )
    a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
     he always spoke in grammatical sentences
    he always spoke in grammatical sentences
  • () (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed  ( condemnation, judgment of conviction, conviction, sentence )
    (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
     the conviction came as no surprise
    the conviction came as no surprise
  • () the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned  ( prison term, time, sentence )
    the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
     he served a prison term of 15 months
    he served a prison term of 15 months
     his sentence was 5 to 10 years
    his sentence was 5 to 10 years
     he is doing time in the county jail
    he is doing time in the county jail
  • verb

  • () pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law  ( doom, condemn, sentence )
    pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
     He was condemned to ten years in prison
    He was condemned to ten years in prison