life sentence

.life '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.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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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

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