Meaning of SENTENCE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ sentəns ]
( sentences, sentencing, sentenced)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
A sentence is a group of words which, when they are written down, begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark. Most sentences contain a subject and a verb.
In a law court, a sentence is the punishment that a person receives after they have been found guilty of a crime.
They are already serving prison sentences for their part in the assassination...
He was given a four-year sentence...
The offences carry a maximum sentence of 10 years.
...demands for tougher sentences...
The court is expected to pass sentence later today.
see also death sentence , life sentence , suspended sentence
When a judge sentences someone, he or she states in court what their punishment will be.
A military court sentenced him to death in his absence...
He has admitted the charge and will be sentenced later.
VERB : V n to n , be V-ed
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006