life sentence

  • 1life sentence — see sentence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 2life sentence — n the punishment of sending someone to prison for the rest of their life or for a very long time ▪ Miller is serving a life sentence for murder …

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  • 3life sentence — life sentences N COUNT If someone receives a life sentence, they are sentenced to stay in prison for the rest of their life, or for a very long period of time. Some were serving life sentences for murder …

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  • 4life sentence — noun count a punishment in which someone is sent to prison for the rest of their life …

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  • 5life sentence — ► NOUN ▪ a punishment of life imprisonment …

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  • 6life sentence — noun a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives he got life for killing the guard • Syn: ↑life • Derivationally related forms: ↑lifer (for: ↑life) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 7life sentence — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms life sentence : singular life sentence plural life sentences a punishment in which someone is sent to prison for the rest of their life …

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  • 8life sentence — life′ sen′tence n. a sentence condemning a convicted felon to spend the rest of life in prison …

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  • 9life sentence — a sentence condemning a convicted felon to spend the rest of his or her life in prison. Cf. death sentence. * * * …

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  • 10life sentence — noun Sentence of imprisonment for the rest of the defendants life …

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  • 11life sentence — See sentence …

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  • 12life sentence — noun a punishment of life imprisonment …

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  • 13life sentence — noun (C) the punishment of sending someone to prison for life …

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  • 14ˌlife ˈsentence — noun [C] a punishment in which someone is sent to prison for the rest of their life, or for a very long time …

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  • 15Life Sentence (Epicure EP) — Infobox Album | Name = Life Sentence Type = EP Artist = Epicure Released = September 1, 2003 Genre = Rock Label = Independent/MGM Distribution Producer = Cameron McKenzie/Steve James Last album = Elevator (2001) This album = Life Sentence (2003)… …

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  • 16Life Sentence Records — infobox record label parent = founded = 1994 founder = Dan Gump distributor = genre = Metalcore country = Utah, United StatesLife Sentence Records (XLSRX) was a metalcore based record label that focused on straight edge releases.Catalog* Xessive… …

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  • 17Life imprisonment — or life incarceration is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime, often for most or even all of the criminal s remaining life, but in fact for a period which varies between jurisdictions: many countries have a maximum possible period of… …

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  • 18sentence — sen·tence 1 / sent əns, ənz/ n [Old French, opinion, judicial sentence, from Latin sententia, ultimately from sentire to feel, think, express an opinion] 1: a judgment formally pronouncing the punishment to be inflicted on one convicted of a… …

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  • 19Life (NBC TV series) — Life Life title sequence Genre Crime drama Created by Rand Ravich Starring …

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  • 20life — or get a life [līf] n. pl. lives [ME < OE līf, akin to ON líf, life, Ger leib, body < IE base * leibh , to LIVE1] 1. that property or quality of plants and animals that distinguishes them from inorganic matter or dead organisms; specif.,… …

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