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    sentence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sentence

    Definition
    (noun) a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    Example Sentence
    • he always spoke in grammatical sentences
    Definition
    (noun) (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    Example Sentence
    • the conviction came as no surprise
    Definition
    (noun) the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
    Synonyms : prison term , time
    Example Sentence
    • he served a prison term of 15 months
    • his sentence was 5 to 10 years
    • he is doing time in the county jail
    Definition
    (verb) pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
    Synonyms : condemn , doom
    Example Sentence
    • He was condemned to ten years in prison
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