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custodial sentence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jail & punishment
custodial sentencecusˌtodial ˈsentence noun [countable] British English  SCJa period of time that someone has to spend in prison as a punishment
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custodial sentenceHowever, it was clear that the appellant did qualify for a custodial sentence under Criminal Justice Act 1982.Thus, if convicted, women are far less likely to be given a custodial sentence.Judge Gerald Butler told him he had no option but to pass a custodial sentence.Previous convictions: two for dishonesty; one previous custodial sentence.The father of her children is presently serving a two-year custodial sentence for burglary.
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