Meaning of SENTENCE in English


In criminal law , a judgment formally pronouncing the punishment to be inflicted on a person convicted of a crime.

Among the major types are the concurrent sentence, which runs at the same time as another; the consecutive sentence, which runs before or after another; the mandatory sentence, which is specifically required by statute as punishment for an offense; and the suspended sentence, the imposition or execution of which is suspended by the court. See also capital punishment , parole .

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