Associations to the word «Sentencing»


SENTENCE, noun. (obsolete) Sense; meaning; significance.
SENTENCE, noun. (obsolete) One's opinion; manner of thinking. [14th-17th c.]
SENTENCE, noun. (now rare) A pronounced opinion or judgment on a given question. [from 14th c.]
SENTENCE, noun. (dated) The decision or judgement of a jury or court; a verdict. [from 14th c.]
SENTENCE, noun. The judicial order for a punishment to be imposed on a person convicted of a crime. [from 14th c.]
SENTENCE, noun. A punishment imposed on a person convicted of a crime.
SENTENCE, noun. (obsolete) A saying, especially form a great person; a maxim, an apophthegm. [14th-19th c.]
SENTENCE, noun. (grammar) A grammatically complete series of words consisting of a subject and predicate, even if one or the other is implied, and typically beginning with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. [from 15th c.]
SENTENCE, noun. (logic) A formula with no free variables. [from 20th c.]
SENTENCE, noun. (computing theory) Any of the set of strings that can be generated by a given formal grammar. [from 20th c.]
SENTENCE, verb. To declare a sentence on a convicted person; to doom; to condemn to punishment.
SENTENCE, verb. (obsolete) To decree or announce as a sentence.
SENTENCE, verb. (obsolete) To utter sententiously.
SENTENCE ADVERB, noun. (grammar) An adverb that modifies an entire clause or sentence rather than a single word or phrase.
SENTENCE ADVERBS, noun. Plural of sentence adverb
SENTENCE CASE, noun. The standard capitalisation of an English sentence, with the first letter uppercase and subsequent letter lowercase with exceptions such as proper nouns or acronyms.
SENTENCE CONNECTIVE, noun. (logic) logical connective
SENTENCE ELEMENT, noun. (grammar) In certain approaches to grammar, a part of sentence, classified as one of subject, predicate, object, predicative and adverbial.
SENTENCE FRAGMENT, noun. An incomplete sentence; a phrase or clause that is punctuated and capitalized as a sentence but does not constitute a complete grammatical sentence. It is usually caused by the failure to include a subject and a verb in a sentence or as the result of beginning a sentence with a subordinate conjunction or relative pronoun.
SENTENCE FRAGMENTS, noun. Plural of sentence fragment

Dictionary definition

SENTENCE, noun. A string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences".
SENTENCE, noun. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise".
SENTENCE, noun. The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail".
SENTENCE, verb. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison".

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery