- .life 'sentencenthe 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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life sentence — see sentence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
life 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 … English dictionary
life sentence — noun count a punishment in which someone is sent to prison for the rest of their life … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
life sentence — ► NOUN ▪ a punishment of life imprisonment … English terms dictionary
life 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: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
life 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 … English dictionary
life sentence — life′ sen′tence n. a sentence condemning a convicted felon to spend the rest of life in prison … From formal English to slang
life sentence — a sentence condemning a convicted felon to spend the rest of his or her life in prison. Cf. death sentence. * * * … Universalium
life sentence — noun Sentence of imprisonment for the rest of the defendants life … Wiktionary
life sentence — See sentence … Ballentine's law dictionary