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sentencesentence2 ●●○ verb [transitive]  SCTPUNISHif a judge sentences someone who is guilty of a crime, they give them a punishmentsentence somebody to something Sanchez was sentenced to three years in prison.→ See Verb table
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sentenceShe returned anyhow, was sentenced but reprieved, and found herself expelled for the fourth time.Brown will be sentenced for a series of sexual assaults.The judge said that his was a very serious crime, and sentenced him to eight years in prison.She is to be sentenced later.The judge sentenced Margolis to a year in prison.Green is free on bail until his sentencing on June 27, when he faces up to 25 years in prison.But worse than that, the man was sentenced to death and was in custody!60 prisoners have been sentenced to death in political trials.He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.Tyson was convicted of rape in 1992 and sentenced to six years' imprisonment.He was found guilty and sentenced to three years' imprisonment.Some countries will sentence you to seven or more years in prison for drug offences.sentence somebody to somethingShe was sentenced to three years in prison.