What does "Sentence" mean?


(n.) 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 (n.) A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences (n.) A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw (n.) An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature (n.) 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 (n.) Sense; meaning; significance (v. t.) To decree or announce as a sentence (v. t.) To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of (v. t.) To utter sententiously

Synonyms time, condemn, conviction, doom, judgment of conviction, prison term

Example: "He always spoke in grammatical sentences" Example: "His sentence was 5 to 10 years"

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