Meaning of SENTENCE in English

SENTENCE

I. noun see: sense Date: 14th century opinion , 2. judgment 2a, the punishment so imposed , maxim , saw , 4. a word, clause, or phrase or a group of clauses or phrases forming a syntactic unit which expresses an assertion, a question, a command, a wish, an exclamation, or the performance of an action, that in writing usually begins with a capital letter and concludes with appropriate end punctuation, and that in speaking is distinguished by characteristic patterns of stress, pitch, and pauses, a mathematical or logical statement (as an equation or a proposition) in words or symbols, period 2b, II. transitive verb (~d; sentencing) Date: 1592 to impose a ~ on, to cause to suffer something

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