Definitions of sentence

  1. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
  2. To utter sententiously.
  3. To condemn by judgment of a court.
  4. To pronounce judgment on: to condemn.
  5. To pass sentence upon.
  6. To pronounce judgement on; to doom. See Sense.
  7. To pass judgment on, as a court; to doom; to condemn.
  8. Sense; meaning; significance.
  9. A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
  10. 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.
  11. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
  12. 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.
  13. Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by the trial judge; the jury chooses the sentence only in a capital case, when it must choose between life in prison without parole and death.
  14. Judgment, opinion, or decision; judgment pronounced by a court; a series of words containing a subject and a predicate, and expressing a thought completely.
  15. Opinion: a judgment pronounced on a criminal by a court or judge: a maxim: ( gram.) a number of words containing a complete thought.
  16. Judgment pronounced; maxim; period in writing.
  17. A group of words expressing a complete thought.
  18. A legal judgment.
  19. A determination; opinion.
  20. A maxim.
  21. An opinion; a judgement pronounced by a judge; judicial decision; a maxim; a number of words containing complete sense.
  22. The judgment pronounced on a criminal by a judge; the degree or judgment of a court; a maxim; an opinion; a series of words so arranged as to convey complete sense, and followed by a dot or full point, thus (.).