(Grammar) grammatical unit usually comprised of a subject and verb (generally begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark); judgment specifying the punishment for a crime (Law); prison term, amount of time a person is to be imprisoned
sentence \sen"tence\ (?), n. [f., from l. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. see sense, n., and cf. sentiensi.] 1. sense; meaning; significance. [obs.] tales of best sentence and most solace. the discourse itself, voluble enough, and full of sentence. 2. (a) an opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature. my sentence is for open war. that by them [luther's works] we may pass sentence upon his doctrines. (b) a philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, summary of the sentences; book of the sentences. 3. (law) 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. received the sentence of the law. 4. a short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw. 5. (gram.) a combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. see proposition, 4. note: sentences are simple or compound. a simple sentence consists of one subject and one finite verb; as, "the lord reigns." a compound sentence contains two or more subjects and finite verbs, as in this verse: - he fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.
sentence structure dark sentence run-on sentence under sentence loose sentence topic sentence interrogative sentence
Noun 1. a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences" (hypernym) string of words, word string, linguistic string (hyponym) simple sentence (part-meronym) constituent, grammatical constituent 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 (hypernym) final judgment, final decision (hyponym) murder conviction (derivation) condemn, doom (classification) criminal law 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, time (hypernym) term (hyponym) hard time (derivation) condemn, doom Verb 1. pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison" (synonym) condemn, doom (hypernym) declare (hyponym) foredoom (entail) convict (derivation) prison term, time (classification) law, jurisprudence
Adnod = n. f. a sentence, a verse Brawd = n. judgment, sentence Brawddeg = n. a sentence Collfarn = n. condemning sentence Dirfarn = n. a harsh sentence Dyfarnu = v. to pass sentence Synwyreb = n. a sentence
- Static variable in interface javax.accessibility.AccessibleText public static final int SENTENCE Constant used to indicate that the part of text that should be retrieved is a sentence.See Also: getAtIndex(int, int) , getAfterIndex(int, int) , getBeforeIndex(int, int)
To utter sententiously. (v. t.)
To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of. (v. t.)
To decree or announce as a sentence. (n.)
Sense; meaning; significance. (n.)
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. (n.)
An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature. (n.)
A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw. (n.)
A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences. (n.)
A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4.
Punishment ordered by a court for a person convicted of a crime,usually either a noncustodial sentence such as probation or a fine, or acustodial sentence such as a term of imprisonment. A concurrent sentence is asentence that overlaps with another as opposed to a consecutive (cumulative)sentence, which runs by itself beginning after or ending before the running ofanother sentence. A consecutive sentence is a sentence that runs separatelyfrom one or more other sentences to be served by the same individual. Thesentence is cumulative to the extent that it begins after an existing sentencehas terminated either by expiration of the maximum term of the existingsentence, or by release from the present sentence through parole. A suspendedsentence is a sentence whose imposition or execution has been withheld by thecourt on certain terms and conditions.
Not only the penalty imposed but also the judgment of conviction in a criminal case or a judgment of acquittal in the same proceeding, or the adjudication of delinquency in a juvenile delinquency proceeding or dismissal of allegations of delinquency in the same proceedings. 18 USC
A judgment, or judicial declaration made by a judge in a cause. The term judgment is more usually applied to civil, and sentence to criminal proceedings.
Sentences are final, when they put, an end to the case; or interlocutory, when they settle only some incidental matter which has arisen in the course of its progress.
This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.