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community sentence

Line breaks: com|mu¦nity sen|tence

Definition of community sentence in English:


English Law
A sentence whereby an offender is required to perform community service.
Example sentences
  • The government, ministers might say, is already convinced of the value of community sentences.
  • The Government wants magistrates to hand out more community sentences.
  • Appearing to take a tough line on dangerous offenders may have been a trade-off for community sentences.

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