Definition of life sentence in English:

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life sentence

Pronunciation: /ˈlīf ˈˌsentns/


A punishment for a felon of imprisonment for life.
Example sentences
  • He gives them the single best reason to extort the virtues of the death penalty over a life sentence.
  • Most accept a life sentence in the imprisonment of general rulings.
  • One parent was dead and the second parent was convicted of the murder and is serving a life sentence in prison.

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Syllabification: life sen·tence

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