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Noun: sentence  sen-t(u)n(t)s
  1. A string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
  2. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    "the sentence came as no surprise";
    - conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation
  3. The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
    "his sentence was 5 to 10 years";
    - prison term, time
Verb: sentence  sen-t(u)n(t)s
  1. (law) pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
    "He was sentenced to ten years in prison";
    - condemn, doom

Derived forms: sentenced, sentencing, sentences

Type of: declare, final decision, final judgment, linguistic string, pronounce, string of words, term, word string

Encyclopedia: Sentence