Lingvanex Tranalator

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Meaning & Definition of Sentence in English

English

Sentence

/sɛntəns/

noun

1. A string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

  • "He always spoke in grammatical sentences"
    synonym:
  • sentence

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

  • "The conviction came as no surprise"
    synonym:
  • conviction
  • ,
  • judgment of conviction
  • ,
  • condemnation
  • ,
  • sentence

3. The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

  • "He served a prison term of 15 months"
  • "His sentence was 5 to 10 years"
  • "He is doing time in the county jail"
    synonym:
  • prison term
  • ,
  • sentence
  • ,
  • time

verb

1. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

  • "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
    synonym:
  • sentence
  • ,
  • condemn
  • ,
  • doom

Examples of using

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