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Sentence meaning

sentence - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. pronounce a sentence on ( somebody) in a court of law; " He was condemned to ten years in prison"
  2. 2. Sense; meaning; significance.
  3. 3. An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
  4. 4. A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
  5. 5. In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
  6. 6. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
  7. 7. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
  8. 8. To decree or announce as a sentence.
  9. 9. To utter sententiously.
  10. 10. Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by the trial judge; the jury chooses the sentence only in a capital case, when it must choose between life in prison without parole and death.
  11. 11. Judgment pronounced; maxim; period in writing.

sentence - examples of usage

  1. She raised herself and repeated the sentence yet a third time. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. And yet each sentence brought him relief. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He was satisfied of the justice of his sentence. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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