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sentence

 
Noun sentence has 3 senses
  1. sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
    --1 is a kind of
    string of words, word string, linguistic string
    --1 has parts: constituent, grammatical constituent; clause
    --1 has particulars:
     simple sentence; complex sentence; compound sentence; declarative sentence, declaratory sentence; run-on sentence; topic sentence; question, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence
  2. conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence - (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"
    --2 is a kind of final judgment, final decision
    --2 has particulars: murder conviction; rape conviction; robbery conviction
    Derived form: verb sentence1
  3. prison term, sentence, time - 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"
    --3 is a kind of term
    --3 has particulars: hard time; life sentence, life
    Derived form: verb sentence1
Verb sentence has 1 sense
  1. sentence, condemn, doom - pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
    --1 is one way to declare
    Derived forms: noun sentence3, noun sentence2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to sentence the prisoners
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